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Tower Recordings, the / Folkscene, the
Album:Folkscene, the Collection:General
Artist:Tower Recordings, the Added:12/2001
Label:Communion Label 

 Recent Airplay
1.May 01, 2007:Into the Nada
I Guess I'll Get the Vapours
4.Mar 20, 2002:Strange Attractors
Towergate
2.Mar 20, 2007:The Witching Hour (final show)
Winter of Frozen Morning
5.Feb 06, 2002:Strange Attractors
Winter of Frozen Morning
3.Nov 28, 2002:The Thanksgiving of Solitude
Atrocity Juke Box, Vokalis - the Fauna Inverts
6.Jan 30, 2002:Strange Attractors
J. Sculpy

Album Review
nari
Reviewed 2002-01-28 
THE TOWER RECORDINGS "THE FOLKSCENE" THE COMMUNION LABEL

Some strange and wonderful acoustic tracks with tape manipulation and other far out things in between.
A few tracks are straightforward soft ballads, others are better described as musique concrete. Most tracks blend together.
-nari

1. (2:13) warbling synth voice over a drone; tribal drums later
*2. (2:39) soft F vocals, plucked guitar; pretty swaying ballad
*3. (0:55) poignant harmonic tensions, guitar, wandering horn
*4. (1:02) cool processed voice crossed with pan flute ala stockhausen "song of the young"
5. (6:52) slow and folky; ends with shakers and raw, tribal-like cries
6. (2:34) circling 3 note melody surrounded by every effect on the board
*7. (5:33) free form song with beautiful meandering acoustic guitar, fiddle, skittery drums, horn
8. (0:18) the twilight zone

*(9-10-11). (3:00) very pretty theremin-like cooing over whisps of ambience; bleeds into:
*(12-13). (1:22) a new motive on guitar, which disintegrates into howls of tortured souls

14. (1:36) an Indian folk song with the tape stretched
*15-16. (1:05) completely abstract fuzz, noise, and eerie bell tones
17. (0:19) march tempo drone with hand drums and electric guitar; bleeds into:
18. (1:16) banjo country tune with ghosts in the background
*19. (0:57) a sweet piccolo medley played back on a warped lP
20. (1:14) knawing buzzing then sensual vocals
*21. (2:34) lo-fi voice/panflute melody over acoustic guitar accomp
22. (0:24) 2 exciting notes

Track Listing
1.Harmengi - the Tower Becomes 12.Pituitious Became
2.Winter of Frozen Morning 13.Honey Su
3.The High Rate of Ass Vibrat 14.I Guess I'll Get the Vapours
4.Vokalis - the Fauna Inverts 15.Go Home
5.Atrocity Juke Box 16.Lustre King
6.I Did not Know that Hajji 17.Moon Raga
7.Qualify for Evolution 18.Rock and Roll ( As Fucked
8.Herkimer Man 19.Portable Old Band
9.J. Sculpy 20.Post War Mariachi
10.Micro Melodies 21.The Shape that Has no Shape
11.Soma Enthusiast 22.Dreamland Bye Bye