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Chris Campbell: Things You Already Know / Holly Nansen, Pitnarry Shin, Andrei Tchekmazov et al.

Notes & Reviews:

    An album full of luscious piano loops, soaring melodic outbursts from the strings, backgrounded fuzzy guitars, sporadic kicking grooves, and skittish scrapings of junk hardware in the basement - a little Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Mike Oldfield, and Olivier Messiaen, and a whole lot of Campbell.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Christopher Campbell (vocals, guitar, strings, keyboards); Aaron Rice (vocals, percussion); Holly Hansen, Claire Tiller (vocals); Mort Swinetooth (guitar); Andrey Tchekmazov, Erin Keefe, Pitnarry Shin, Ruggero Allifranchini, Steven Copes, Jessica Bodner, Ben Ullery , Nina Fan (strings); Jay Walters, Joe Johnson , Brian Gollnick (percussion).

Recording information: Big Alcove; The Hideaway Studio.



Reviews

Intimate and personal
Composer Chris Campbell has created an album of deeply personal music. Campbell's carefully constructed soundscapes use a variety of sources -- acoustic instruments, electronics, found objects, and home-made instruments. The result is an intriguing journey for the ear. Campbell's music manages to hover between contemporary classical music and electronica without fully landing in either camp. And that's what keeps it interesting. It's music that almost reminds me of something I've heard before, but I can't quite place it -- so I just have to keep listening.
Submitted on 03/17/14 by RGraves321 
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