Posts Tagged: Rumpus Sound Takes

Rumpus Sound Takes: Fade to Blue

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There is something inherently brave about the instrumental album: the lack of a vocal line causes the listener to focus on the musical elements, to experience the abstraction of notes and rhythms as they mingle. Valley Tangents, the fourth record by Blues Control, works in this realm, weaving webs of keyboards, electronics, tape-music and beats to create a sound that, at times, is completely mesmerizing.

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Rumpus Sound Takes: Spectra in the Walls

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The opening track on MV & EE’s recent LP, Space Homestead, is a lovely, spacy instrumental called “Heart Like Barbara Steele.” It’s like something your massage therapist would put on before dimming the lights and telling you to undress and lie face down, except it has a barely perceptible thread of deep, menacing bass that makes it feel as though it’s surrounded by danger, like its namesake.

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Rumpus Sound Takes: Music for Libraries

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Ben Von Wildenhaus Great Melodies From Around (Riot Bear Recording Co.) In Retromania, Simon Reynolds quotes Brian Eno from a 1991 Artforum article: “Curatorship is arguably the big new job of our times. … In an age saturated with new artifacts and information, it is perhaps the curator, the connection maker, who is the new […]

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