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Midmight / Almost Clear
Album:Almost Clear Collection:General
Artist:Midmight Added:05/2006
Label:Resipiscent Records 

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Add Date:2006-05-14 Pull Date:2006-07-16 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:9 Jul11 Jun4 Jun28 May21 May
Airplays:13124

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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-05-10 
Layered noise, found sounds, environmental/urban sounds, analog synth tones and washes, mostly centered around what sounds like distant radio broadcasts, often sounding like late night AM broadcasts stuck between 2 or more frequencies. Definitely a hand-held tape recorder project, lots of various samples, sources. All mostly chill and heavily layered. Field recordings go back to 1967, probably early tapes made in his childhood that he was smart enough to keep. Many tracks brief; can run any of them together on continuous play.

1) brief, like a treated distant radio broadcast
2) minimal piano plinking, low fi noise layers, noise synth grows denser and crazy toward end
3) denser, with some low freqs
4) urban landscape sounds, fire engine wails, horns, looped, treated
5) very chill
6) chill, some bar-pub singing
7) brief
8) more radio broadcast quality
9) brief, takes a turn for a more studio feel with strange low fi synth in front, vaguely rhythmic, more of an intro or a part of the following track
10-13) low distorto tones, Throbbing Gristle feel with sampled childrens voices
11) low tones continue, TV sounds, distant
12) more low tones, similar to previous 2
13) evolving out of low tones
14) some higher freqs and white noise wash
15) some pretty harmonic distortion
16) strange voice samples, tones, weird, bovine
17) noise collage, very brief
18) brief continuation
19) some high tones, but the mess continues
20) very brief
21) some bass guitar playing can be heard, synth tones, chill

Track Listing
1.Let's Go... 9.Hot Foot
2.Yellow Piano By The Side Of The Road ($50) 10.An Interview
3.East Aurora Dairy Parade 11.Ladies And Gentlemen
4.Vegans At The 12.Piano For Four Hands
5.Seconds Here And There 13.A Goal And Almost
6.Battle Of Tullycrine 14.Certain Arrangements
7.Taco Bell 15.Buffalo
8.Battle Of Tullycrine Reprise 16.Icing
 17.A Bad Ending