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King, John / Allsteel
Album:Allsteel Collection:Classical
Artist:King, John Added:Nov 2006
Label:Tzadik Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-11-12 Pull Date:2007-01-14 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Dec 17Nov 26Nov 19

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 06, 2008:Eran Mukamel (self-indulgence)
Allsteel: 5. Meditationtears
4.Dec 14, 2006:beat.net chapter 55.0: cognitive underload
Allsteel: 5. Meditationtears
2.Apr 09, 2008:Eran Mukamel (faggoty attention)
5.Nov 23, 2006:Cognitive Overload
'round Sunrise: 2. Up And Gone
3.Mar 12, 2008:Eran Mukamel (Ralph Kierkegaard)
'Round Sunrise
6.Nov 16, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Allsteel: 5. Meditationtears

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-11-12 
Modern classical, string quartet - a blend of minimalism, 20th century grating dissonance, jazz and blues. Some of these tracks simply jam. Sometimes the music falls flat when straight rhythms get repeated into the ground, but well-worth a listen and playing. 3 multi-movement pieces.

1. Uptempo, rhythmic, rocking. Lots of glissandi.
2. Slow, peaceful with nice dissonance.
3. Starts with funky cello solo, plucky viola, pretty downtempo, violins join with random plucking, some bowing.
4. Similar to 2. A little less movement.
*5. Starts soft and rhythmic, fun syncopation throughout. Beautiful cello. A few frenetic parts. The most diverse track so far. Gorgeous.
6. Slow and high-screechy. Eastern-sounding.
*7. Beautifully repetitive. At times savage.
8. Slow build, strange dissonance. Simple.
9. Slow and bluesy.
*10. Overlapping strong rhythmic patterns.
11. Exuberantly repetitive violins start – fast bowing. Cool woosy fiddling.
*12. Slowly moving dissonance. Great harmonies.
*13. Good representation of all the sounds on this disc – quick repetitive, rhythmic bowing, driving cello, jazzy sliding violins. Great slow section in the middle.

Track Listing
1.Allsteel: 1. Harddrive 7.Allsteel: 7. Ecstaticcry
2.Allsteel: 2. Peace 8.Allsteel: 8. Peacerises
3.Allsteel: 3. Funkslidedown 9.'round Sunrise: 1. Slow And Down
4.Allsteel: 4. Peaceagain 10.'round Sunrise: 2. Up And Gone
5.Allsteel: 5. Meditationtears 11.Lightning Slide: 1. Swing
6.Allsteel: 6. Peacesleeps 12.Lightning Slide: 2. Sweet
 13.Lightning Slide: 3. Sweat