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Category Archive for 'Experimental'

Steve Reich: WTC 9/11

“The piece’s concept is deceptively simple: recounting the tragedy through sampled voices, taken from those who responded to the attack in real time (air traffic controllers, FDNY officers), neighborhood residents, and those who cared for the victims afterward, reciting psalms while keeping watch over the bodies of the dead…Reich generates the musical material directly from [...]

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Bjork: Biophilia

“Biophilia sometimes feels like a soundtrack; songs such as the album-opening “Moon” — which features gravity harps built especially for this project — are so soft and delicate that they take a while to reveal themselves without their corresponding visuals. But just because the music is only one part of the Biophilia experience doesn’t mean [...]

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tUnE-yArDs: Who Kill

“Garbus sounds like a kid in a candy store, exhilarated by all the possibilities afforded to her.  She tosses jazz, folk, R&B, hip-hop and whatever else strikes her fancy into fascinating collisions that are as melodic as they are abrasive, and as globally minded as they are distinctly urban.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Gem Club: Breakers

“Breakers is a gorgeous oddity, one of the year’s most arresting albums of any kind, and “252” hints at the potential for even better material ahead.” –Dusted   Check Our Catalog

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“Bundick’s kitchen-sink approach is a standout element of Causers of This, as layers of subdued keyboards, vague vocals, sparse drum machines, and ’80s soul/house-influenced bass lines put you in a sensual listening space. For some, this could be unlistenable; for others, it will simply come off like the natural product of glitch, shoegaze (to which [...]

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“Floored By Four is a one-off collaboration between a quartet of musicians, each with at least one foot in conventional rock, the other in more experimental jazz and improv. Each of four tracks is named for a band member and highlights that individual in ways that are sometimes clear and sometimes hard to parse.” –Dusted [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The British-French band has crafted upbeat, bubbly, retro-futuristic songs from strands of krautrock, lounge, French cafe music, and samba.” –The Boston Globe

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Peter Gabriel: 3: Melt

Check Our Catalog “Generally regarded as Peter Gabriel’s finest record, his third eponymous album finds him coming into his own, crafting an album that’s artier, stronger, more song-oriented than before.” –All Music Guide

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Kitaro: Grammy Nominated

Check Our Catalog “Kitaro’s style is the epitome of the contemplative, highly melodic synthesizer music often associated with the new-age movement. Interestingly enough, this famous Japanese composer taught himself to play electric guitar in high school — inspired by the R&B music of Otis Redding. In 1972, however, he met the innovative German synthesist Klaus [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Every track on this superb album is a winner – and, draped in the quiet glamour, fun and stateliness of bygone radio pop-rock, evidence that Ariel has emerged from his bedroom to exact his revenge on Hollywood’s Hills.” –BBC Music

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Check Our Catalog “I’m New Here is a shock. It’s a wallop filled with big nasty beats, a wide range of sonic atmospheres, and more — sometimes unintentional — autobiographical intimacy than we’ve heard from Gil Scott-Heron than ever before. It is a scant 28 minutes and doesn’t need to be a second longer. It’s [...]

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