Gburek, Jeff / Energariums
Album: Energariums   Collection:General
Artist:Gburek, Jeff   Added:Sep 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-08 Pull Date: 2005-01-10 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 5 Nov 28 Nov 21 Nov 14
Airplays: 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 01, 2004: Brownian Motion
Oum Kas'r, Mother of All Por
4. Nov 13, 2004: On The Warpath
Energarium I
2. Nov 21, 2004: Machine Love
Energarium I
5. Nov 12, 2004: Mike's Approximation
Improvisation Ii
3. Nov 17, 2004: Brownian Motion
Oum Kas'r, Mother of All Por
6. Nov 11, 2004: The Digital/Analog War
Improvisation Ii

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-11-02
Experimental, chill, very organic ambient tones layered using varied sources, electro-acoustic in fashion, guitar, short-wave radio, found sounds, scrapes, klangs, reverb. Art-opening music until the last several tracks which delve into John Abercrombie’esque solo abstract guitar playing.

1) chill, with short-wave radio tones, electro treated sounds
2) first minute is very sparse, near dead-air, then organic scraping-like sounds appear with tones, after 8 minutes sparse guitar chords arise out of the blue, then a lush low drone ~10 min
3) starts very quiet, but then turns to disturbing screams and feedback after ~30 seconds
4) very sparse
5-6) sparse treated guitar playing
7) space jazz guitar stylings a la John Abercrombie but weirder
8-9) abstract guitar noodling

Track Listing
1. Energarium I   5. Detail
2. Energarium Ii   6. Improvisation I
3. Oum Kas'r, Mother of All Por   7. Improvisation Ii
4. Vitrines   8. Improvisation Iii
  9. Afghanopsis