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Flashbulb, The / Kirlian Selections
Album:Kirlian Selections Collection:General
Artist:Flashbulb, The Added:01/2006
Label:Sublight Records 

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Add Date:2006-01-15 Pull Date:2006-03-19 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:19 Mar12 Mar5 Mar26 Feb19 Feb12 Feb5 Feb29 Jan
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Album Review
Wicked Child
Reviewed 2006-01-11 
Drill-n-Bass/Breakcore meets Neo-classical. This album has a total split personality -- some tracks are pure somber piano, others are hard Warp/AFX/Squarepusher style drill-n-bass, others mix the two, and still others are completely random. Most of these tracks are surprisingly melodic. A lot of the tracks are mournful and beach-y (not just because of all the ambient shore noises), like someone going to a secluded beach house to figure stuff out. The album is mixed so that it could be played in chunks or as standalone tracks.

DnB Picks: 4, 16, 23. Piano/Other Picks: 10, 14, 19. FCC Clean.

--David Blackman (Wicked Child)

1) Subdued ambient meets IDM. Ending seems like it's going to go somewhere, but doesn't. (1:15)
2) Very very Squarepusher-y. Hard, driving DnB, varies its tempo a lot. (3:42)
3) Neo-classical piano meets Aphex-Twin drum loop. (2:00)
**4) Another Squarepusher-y track, but with a soaring guitar power-solo that wants to break out. (2:35)
5) (2:12)
6) Cinematic, weary violin, with ambiance to add weight. (1:37)
7) Surprisingly restrained. Glitch melody over piano. Approaching beautiful then fades out at 2:58 to wave noises, comes back *crazy* at 3:17 with screaming distorted vocal. (3:35)
8) First minute belongs on the Matrix soundtrack, then standard Warp. Dies at 2:08 to bells to fade into the next track. (2:26)
9) Wants to be the intro to Trans-Siberian Orchestra piece. Somber, no beats, xylophone? (2:09)
**10) Soaring ambient melody melded with occasional AFX-style drum loops. (3:19)
11) Twangy guitar note moving up and down moving into very high piano riff. (1:19)
12) Just a neo-classical piano. Very Pretty. (1:25)
13) Looped piano with electro beat, building into AFX. "Swirling." (3:05)
**14) Post-rock sound -- drums, piano, guitar. Lots of drum solos. (3:25)
15) Neo-classical piano, gets very fast. Last 40s is ambient noise. (2:51)
**16) 50-50 mix of restrained piano and crazy drill-and-bass. Nearly unlistenable drilling 3:40-3:50, comes back sedated. (5:03)
17) Indian feel, sunrise. Quizzical/curious piano sound. (1:52)
18) Could be the backing track to very chill hip-hop. Repeated piano scale. (3:19)
**19) Hopeful synth, heavy bass, picked guitar (1:53)
20) Great melding of piano and drum-n-bass beats. (2:48)
21) Piano! Slow. Has a finality to it. Sad. Fades into next track. (1:43)
22) Bassy computerized voice, synth line, clapping drums. (3:03)
**23) Restrained drill-n-bass. Music for a struggling robot film noir detective. (2:32)
24) Yes, a cover of the Mamas and the Papas. Very subdued vocals, loud piano, scratch beat. Fades to nothing at 1:50, Takes 40s of near-silence to build itself up to a beautiful piano track with ambient beach noises. (3:43)
25) Cinematic strings. (1:46)
26) Strings again, with finger picked guitar. Last 13s are near-silence. (2:13)
27) Piano + guitar intro. Upbeat. Sitar enters at 1min. At 1:30 guitar with time-of-your-life strings and singer-songwriter vocals. Unexpected. (3:03)
28) Somber jazz. Rainy feel. White noise 1:30-1:45. (1:45)

Track Listing
1.Eyes Of June 15.Shortcuts
2.Binedump 16.Kirlian Choices
3.Passage D 17.(Cherokee Script) Highways
4.Lawn Wake Ix 18.(Cherokee Script) Highways
5.Mellann 19.Dakota June
6.Kirlian Isles I 20.Parkways
7.Kirlian Isles Ii 21.Lifeless Indoors
8.Dishevel 22.Six Months Without Light
9.My Life Of Loving Ghosts 23.(Cherokee Script)
10.Kirlian Shores 24.California Dreaming
11.At One Last Night 25.Kirlian Changes
12.Blackout 26.Kirlian Isles Iii
13.Creep 27.Miles And Miles
14.Autumn Insomnia Session 28.Five Karots