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Van Wissem, Jozef / Ex Patris
Album:Ex Patris Collection:General
Artist:Van Wissem, Jozef Added:03/2013
Label:Important Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-05-27 Pull Date:2013-07-29 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:7 Jul30 Jun23 Jun

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 01, 2014:Music Casserole
Our Hearts Condemn Us
3.Jun 27, 2013:minimum entropy
After The Fire Has Devoured All, It Will Consume Itself
2.Jul 06, 2013:Music Casserole
Ex Nex
4.Jun 16, 2013:air balloon lane
Amor Fati (Love Is A Religion)

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-05-22 
NEW AGE MINIMALISM — SOLO LUTE. Van Wissam plays his own compositions on a newly constructed Baroque-style lute. The instrument has a lovely, bright sound somewhat like a dulcimer. Think of a finger-style folk guitarist thumbing a slow bass-line and picking arpeggios on the tremble strings (e.g. Travis style); now imagine the guitar’s got 13 strings. The similarity of the pieces makes rating them difficult; you may just choose by length.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 Mid-tempo. Four-bar cycle with metronomic regularity. Not very interesting. (6:03)
2 Mid-tempo. A repeated figure as in track #1, but more varied. He uses a hard attack to accent certain notes (both on bass & treble) to make it interesting. (10:44)
3 * Mid-slow. A few bars repeated over and over. Some interesting effects include harmonics & long sustain. (3:23)
4 ** Mid-fast. Far the most pleasing and interesting piece. A folk-ish feel with nice melodies in counterpoint. (13:29)
5 Mid-tempo. Sounds like a warm-up exercise. (2:28)
6 * Slow, melancholy. Bass line & arpeggios, but enough variation to be compelling. (8:17)

Track Listing
1.The Day Is Coming 4.After The Fire Has Devoured All, It Will Consume Itself
2.Amor Fati (Love Is A Religion) 5.Ex Nex
3.Son Of Dawn 6.Our Hearts Condemn Us