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Staudenmann, Christoph / Timecodes
Album:Timecodes Collection:General
Artist:Staudenmann, Christoph Added:Nov 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-02-16 Pull Date:2004-04-19 
Week Ending:Mar 28Mar 21Mar 14Mar 7Feb 29Feb 22

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 24, 2004:Stirling's Approximation
False Alarm
4.Mar 05, 2004:Memory Select
Reimann Under Water
2.Mar 16, 2004:Today is a Soporific Day (To Blow Up a Post Office)
5.Feb 23, 2004:The Digital/Analog War
3.Mar 08, 2004:The Digital/Analog War
False Alarm
6.Feb 18, 2004:Brownian Motion

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2004-03-02 

Your Imaginary Friend described this as “part prog, part experimental” and it really seems to fit that descripition, it’s one of those odd things that’s akin to a more arcane albums by jazz-fusion artist, John Scofield or some long lost meditative jams by Fripp & Eno. In other words jazzy, ambient & experimental, makes for great soundbeds.
(((1))) Repetitive but this odd ambient, jazz guitar & light electronic noodlings. It gets interesting if you let it just go for a few minutes.
(((2))) OK, this one’s REALLY proggy, lots of PFM-like drum fills, random almost heavy metal guitar strangling. Straddling the line between Mahavishnu Orchestra, John Scofield, Fripp, and Brand X.
((3)) Starts off very quiet & ambient like a distant UFO floating over a field of crickets while Alex Lifeson sits by the pond, strumming quietly thinking “hmm...what chords should I use for ‘Fountain of Lameth?’ (2112 nerd points if you get that).
(((4))) More weird uh, ‘buggery’, like a mosquito flying around an amplifier & some random sax and warbling ambience floats around. Something like The Orb by way of late 70’s era Gong. Overall, ambient + jazz.
(5) Odd glitchy thing but sounding kind of like a slo-mo version of that big Westbam hit/Levi’s commercial tune from 1999.
(((6))) Sounds a bit like a take on Coil’s “How To Destroy Angels” but via an experimental jazz drum solo, if that makes ANY sense at all.
((7)) Very slow moving jazz & slow noodling, the tonalities sound like Bill Frissell mostly. A little too much of the ‘look how much I can experiment & get all minimal on your ass’ sounds.
(((8))) More UFO sightings er...”hearings” and more jazz cymbal & drum action, some pretty cool ambience.
(((9))) Ambient-dub like sounds with some repetitive horn parts, and well, repetitive everything else. Nowhere near as interesting as Bill Laswell & co.’s work in this realm.

Track Listing
1.Electroplantation 5.Interrupt
2.False Alarm 6.Drumming on the Moon
3.Reimann Under Water 7.Story in 4 Parts
4.Time 8.Stream