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Abstractions, the / Ars Vivende
Album:Ars Vivende Collection:General
Artist:Abstractions, the Added:11/2003
Label:Edgetone Records 

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Add Date:2004-03-22 Pull Date:2004-05-24 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:11 Apr4 Apr28 Mar
Airplays:111

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Album Review
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Reviewed 2004-02-04 
Really disturbing, frequently difficult to listen to. A combo of anarchic jazz and creepy noise. Male vocals alternate between dead and psychotic. The understated rumblings of some tracks are at times more unsettling than the twisted chaos of others. The fact that these guys are local makes me want to buy stronger locks for my door. Lyrics are clean, although the music will still traumatize small children.

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4. Jazz like 100 cars crashing into splinters all at once, plus muffled tortured screams (there is a LOT of screaming on this album).
5. Grinding, repetitive noise like the heartbeat of a psychopath. The screaming gives way near the end to gross retching sounds.
8. Sadistic carnival organ grinder meets opera singer deranged by syphilis. Together they torture Bat Boy with electric bone saws. It continues long after the voices go quiet.
10. Unintentionally funny post-apocalyptic spoken word poem.
12. Female vocals intoned over strange swooping string and guitar.
17. Gershwin lyrics dully muttered over a funereal, plodding march. Zombie jazz.
21. Dreamy, trippy, gently rhythmic; a peaceful riposte to the stomach-turning excitement that characterizes the album.

- riana 2/4/04

Track Listing
1.The Bitter Undiscovered Alie 12.Demon Down
2.The Tower 13.Rain of Bullets
3.Cultivate the Voices in the 14.That Hideous Beauty
4.Your Eyes Taste Like Steel 15.Armageddon Under Glass
5.Lurch 16.Psychotronix Melodramatix
6.The Thread 17.But not for Me
7.Amerika not Beautiful 18.Universal Flaw
8.A Furiously Fatal Future 19.No More Loans
9.Companion on a Journey Throu 20.Peeling Back the Layers of a
10.After the War 21.Flow Between My Past and My
11.Caress of the Claw 22.Heart of Midnight