Gvsu New Music Ensemble / Return
Album: Return   Collection:General
Artist:Gvsu New Music Ensemble   Added:Sep 2017
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-10-03 Pull Date: 2017-12-05 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 25, 2017: Reckless Burning
In The Manner Of Her Operations
3. Oct 12, 2017: All Passion No Technique
Under His Own Colorless Weight
2. Oct 19, 2017: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Dearest Rewinder These
4. Oct 04, 2017: Brownian Motion

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-09-30
Reviewed: 2017-09-30
Genre: X (General)
FCCs: none

Review: Never fear! The future of ambient electronic experimental music is here! A constantly shifting electronic landscape to play in. Set the controls for the heart of the sun!
If You Like: Xenakis ,Pink Floyd, Quiet Sun, Steve Reich, Eno
Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ daily limits lie (2:30) - electronic symphonic start> slow tempo builds to midtempo space jam> quick stop
2/ location sharing (5:44) - electronic wind sound starts> slow tempo with pulses> melody sift @ 2:25 - modular sweeping sounds> quick fade
3/ with a hint of blue (3:10) - pulsing quiet start (like signals from space)> slow tempo space jam> slow fade
*4/ glass surface (6:06) - slow quiet start> gradually more instruments come into play> fade to slow hum> violins solo, build in intensity & volume> slow tempo jam, drifting into an expanding universe & fade
*5/ glacier (8:32) - ominous sounds like dark clouds drifting in> builds in volume & intensity> slow fade
6/ background refresh (5:04) - percussive effects morph into heavy handed space jam with ominous animal sounds> morphs into uptempo space jam & fades
7/ dearest rewinder these (7:39) heavy percussive marimba-like midtempo start builds to uptempo percussive ambient jam & then into outer space> mellows into electronic nirvana with heavy cellos augmented by heavy metal xylophone percussive effects & stops
8/ elegant (2:16) - high-pitched sonic start morphs into low chord modulating blasts & fades
*9/ quiet electronic keyboard-like space jam with reverse flute notes> builds in volume with synth overlay> drone to long fade
10/ there are no gradients (6:39) - off-kilter slow tempo space jam like creatures in a forest> quick stop
11/ ash (0:58) - short uptempo synth solo> quick stop
*12/ in the manner of her operations (5:46) - slow tempo ominous sounding synth & wind effects morphs into midtempo percussive space jam> shifts to pulsing heavy marimba & stops
13/ airport for light (1:29) - upper register space drone starts & fades
*14/ in a clear wall (7:32) - slow tempo multi- textured space jam morphs into pusing loud slow jam & fades
*15/ return (6:36)- shimmering slow tempo electronic start morphs into slow mellotron-like strings> swells in volume & intensity> quick fade

Track Listing
1. Daily Limits Lie   8. Elegant
2. Location Sharing   9. Under His Own Colorless Weight
3. With A Hint Of Blue   10. Here Are No Gradients
4. Glass Surface   11. Ash
5. Glacier   12. In The Manner Of Her Operations
6. Background Refresh   13. Airport For Light
7. Dearest Rewinder These   14. In A Clear Wall
  15. Return