Musique Machine Reviews
August 9, 2007
From Musique Machine:
Evan Bartolomew – Borderlands
Borderlands is a pleasant if not practically original mix of upbeat ambient, modern Classical, flimatic snap-shots, with the odd dart into electronica too. The sixteen tracks wind by at a fairly varied and tuneful rate, so you certainly wonâ€™t get bored or jaded.
Pantaleimon – Cloudburst
Pantaleimon is Andria Degens, a floating member of Current 93. As you might expect, given the afrorementioned band’s sound as of late, this music is folk influenced and pensive. Degens does however, take her own path, and avoids merely aping her peers.
Valgeir Sigurdsson – Ekvilibrium
One phenomenom that the Nineties brought us is the producer as artist. Of course this is nothing new, as there are forebears from as far back as the 60′s in the form of Van Dyke Parks and in the 70′s (Jack Nitzsche, Eno). But the nineties was a turning point for producers, especially with the commercialization of hip hop, the huge popularity of techno, and the love of the remix.
Sky City – S/t
This new project managers a reward balancing act between improvised and composed material, falling somewhere between psychedelic space music, bizarre world music, off kilter Country/folk & avant rock â€˜nâ€™ wail. The project brings together the impressive talents of Tom Carter(Charalambides), Robert Horton, Lisa & Ann Lee Cameron.