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Alvarius B / Alvarius B
Album:Alvarius B Collection:General
Artist:Alvarius B Added:10/2006
Label:Abduction Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-10-29 Pull Date:2006-12-31 
Week Ending:31 Dec17 Dec3 Dec26 Nov19 Nov12 Nov5 Nov

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 27 Nov 10:Edwin and Edwin
lost and found
4.Wed, 29 Sep 10:Kremit The Horn
Kremit visits Brownian Motion
2.Thu, 21 Oct 10:The Pittsburgh Pirates
Satan, still in the playoffs
5.Thu, 23 Sep 10:Kremit The Horn
Brick's In Oahu Pt. II
3.Wed, 06 Oct 10:The Pittsburgh Pirates
Pee Pirates In The Playoffs, Why Did We Take All Those Laxatives
6.Thu, 01 Jul 10:Alma Mahler
Value Machine

Album Review
Chauncy Sunderland
Reviewed 2006-10-23 

32 short solo acoustic guitar compositions by Alvarius B (of Sun City Girls). Experimental, lo-fi, wandering. Ranges from appalachian folk, drone, raga, noodles, to unconventional plucking+strumming. Tempted to compare to the usual suspects Newman, Basho-Jughans, & Rose, but unlike the above, technique is not really present, but is made up for by intimacy and refreshingly naive and earnest musicality. Times range from 0:48 to 2:19. A reissue of recordings made from 1981-1989. Picks ***14,24 **4,5,10,11,13,16,23,27 *2,9,12,15,30. Really, all good. Just drop the needle. FCC clean. Moo-cows on the beach!!

Raga - 2,11,13,22,30
Korean influence - 4,5,8,18
Percussive - 1,6,13,15,17,23,29
"Traditional" folk - 2,7,11,14 (harmonica),19,28
Midtempo - 4,9,13,16
Fast & frenetic - 1,6,15,17,22,23,29,31
Herky-jerky - 1,15,17,29,31
Stripped Down & Bare - 5,16,24,28 (ends -0:30)
Bluesy - 18,32
Rockish - 20 (slow),25 (fast)
Slow & restful - 12,24
Slow, pained & anthemic - 14
Slow & melancholy - 9 (harmonica),26,27
Darker & dramatic - 3,6,27 (whistling),30,32
Flowing &/or harmonious - 2,7,11,12,19,28
Experimentally Noodley - 8,10,15
Experimentally Searching - 21,24,26

Track Listing
1.The Mighty Bufo 17.Wreckage The Julip
2.Gloomy June 18.Mouth Pacific
3.Day-Glo Joe 19.Jackalope
4.Mystery Altitude 20.Deputy Piano-Wired
5.70 Mile House 21.Vongco Texa
6.The Waxing 22.Mesarchuleta
7.Blue West 23.Incident In Your Hair
8.Cold Piece Capsule 24.Flaming Stagecoach
9.Mosquito 25.Bloody Whiteshirt Handshake
10.Phantom Green Light 26.Missing From Pasture
11.El Mirage 27.Mr. Lonely
12.Outside Steppes 28.Cupid's Crossbow
13.Jet Nicholson Murder 29.Black-Eyed Shrubbery
14.Bleak 30.Cancer To Capricorn
15.66 Miles North Of Vegas 31.Missing Trombone
16.Bad Moves Of Distinction 32.Sky Realty