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Insect Factory / Lights
Album:Lights Collection:General
Artist:Insect Factory Added:01/2014

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-01-24 Pull Date:2014-03-28 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:23 Mar16 Mar9 Mar2 Mar23 Feb16 Feb9 Feb2 Feb

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1.Thu, 20 Mar 14:Lestrygonian
4.Thu, 13 Mar 14:scuttle_toes
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2.Thu, 20 Mar 14:DJ Away
The Sunset Life
5.Fri, 07 Mar 14:Lestrygonian
Aporeia some more
3.Thu, 13 Mar 14:DJ Away
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6.Wed, 26 Feb 14:miss information
minimum entropy

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