Circuit Rider / Unit Holds
Album: Unit Holds   Collection:General
Artist:Circuit Rider   Added:Oct 2013
Label:Jehu &C  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-10-10 Pull Date: 2013-12-12 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 15 Dec 8 Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 27 Oct 20
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 11, 2013: minimum entropy
World Report, Careless Whisper
4. Nov 08, 2013: Aporaw-yeh
World Report, Careless Whisper
2. Dec 08, 2013: early evening dryer
The Clock That Conquers Time
5. Nov 05, 2013: late night dryer
The Dangers Of Silence
3. Dec 05, 2013: The Sunset Life
Inspirational Writings By Mr. X
6. Oct 30, 2013: minimum entropy
World Report, Careless Whisper

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-10-06
Very musical (accessible, even) X collaboration between Derek Rogers and Lee Noble. Quite organic, with many layers of sound. All tracks improvised. Noble plays, at minimum, a modular synth (seemingly his first release with it, so there's lots of exploration) and Rogers plays heavily effected, laptop-processed synths. An urgent, nervous energy seems to drive the whole thing, even in its quieter moments. Play any/play all.

RIYL: Sundrips, Hobo Cubes, Evan Caminiti, Caboladies

1 (6:39) Free jazzy squeaks, whirrs, trembles, sparkles play over an urgent, quiet, soft bass backbone that subsides as the track goes on. Subtle lush synths add depth.
2 (3:26) Music for wondering; calm droning synths in the foreground lead as sharper, quieter noises sound take a bird and insect presense in the background.
3 (4:38) Warm, breathing synths alongside many loud and high-pitched (but never harsh or abrasive) noises. Really pretty
4 (2:18) Darker, foreboding, minimalist; a low trilling synth tone repeats for >1/2 the track before a brief accompaniment by higher organ tones and then its distortion into higher, altered pitches
5 (3:51) Less nervous; sustained, sunny drony synth is joined by others that sound almost like woodwinds and strings.
6 (8:03) Spacy, twangy, alternating melody is constant here, joined by electronic touches of all types- high and low, long and short, over its course. Entrancing.

Track Listing
1. Inspirational Writings By Mr. X   4. There Is A Trail
2. The Dangers Of Silence   5. What Others Are Saying
3. The Clock That Conquers Time   6. World Report, Careless Whisper