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Insect Factory / Lights
Album:Lights Collection:General
Artist:Insect Factory Added:Jan 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-01-24 Pull Date:2014-03-28 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Mar 23Mar 16Mar 9Mar 2Feb 23Feb 16Feb 9Feb 2

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 20, 2014:Aporeia
Hurricane, Frozen Hands
4.Mar 13, 2014:Stringless Balloon
Your Mind In Reverse
2.Mar 20, 2014:The Sunset Life
Loop 1
5.Mar 07, 2014:Aporeia some more
Frozen Hands
3.Mar 13, 2014:The Sunset Life
Loop 1
6.Feb 26, 2014:minimum entropy
Your Mind In Reverse

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-01-23 
Spellbinding loops of layered guitar effects from DC area ambient wizard Jeff Barsky. Always versatile and cutting-edge, these pieces delve into the abstract and accessible alike. Hard to describe or pigeonhole but somewhere in the same galaxy as early minimalist pioneers Terry Riley or Steve Reich’s experiments that were then translated onto guitar by Robert Fripp. Though he pulls lots of clever tricks with ebow, signal-cutting, and delay, Jeff’s also growing as a straightforward fingerpicking virtuoso. There’s beauty in here for all moods and atmospheres.

1. (2:04) dissonant looping cycle of tones
2. (2:08) another loop, much more mellow
3. (3:39) a buzzing loop, sounds like crickets and broken guitars
4. (3:09) sparse, cluttered windchimey loops
5. (4:06)* dark, echoing foggy blips of dense guitar drones
6. (3:23) pretty fingerpicked melody, a bright multilayered lullaby
7. (14:56)*** epic melancholy waves of guitar-drone bliss, this is the Insect Factory we know and love
8. (7:06)** drones and bluesy lead guitar noodling, a “tribute” most likely to Fripp & Eno
9. (2:22) slow twinkly beeping loops

Track Listing
1.Loop 1 5.Frozen Hands
2.Loop 2 6.Hurricane
3.Loop 3 7.Your Mind In Reverse
4.Loop 4 8.Tribute
 9.Loop 5