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Rogalsky, Matt / Memory Like Water
Album:Memory Like Water Collection:General
Artist:Rogalsky, Matt Added:12/2006
Label:Xi Records 

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Add Date:2006-12-24 Pull Date:2007-02-25 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:11 Feb28 Jan21 Jan31 Dec
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-12-19 
Sound art, droney, ambient, intense parts, interesting and totally kick-ass long tracks. Nothing harsh or difficult. Lots of hypnotic narcotic elements. For fans of Eno, Hassell, Richard Lainhardt, Eliane Radigue, the usual suspects. Interesting creative beautiful stuff that stands out in that placid often belly-button gazing field. Rogalsky is an established well-recognized artist on the XI label (Eliane Radigue, Lainhardt, Phil Niblock) which speaks volumes. Best stuff on my I-Pod right now.

CD1:
1) shimmering tones, drony with low end that disappears midway but returns in force toward end, just beautiful
2) very long (26 min) track, symphonic in nature with evolved tones, synth, sounds, quite chill, ambient and a beautiful way to spend 26 minutes of your precious life
3) starts almost subsonically and continues very minimally, avante with treated violin, quiet
4) starts very quiet, an exploration of minimal guitar harmonics for 4 min, joined by very subtle noise, tape loop feel that evolves to low drone, quiet and hypnotic

CD2:
1) very ambient, traditional feel, some trippy “vocalizations” arise creepily but the overall feel is that of light, builds subliminally then transgresses into a lovely low droney ambience
2) use of randomly tuned radios, manipulation, builds slowly, crazy woofer crashing low rumbles, very Eno/Byrne, gets completely insane toward the end, unbelievable kick ass!
3) longest track (31 min), starts with faded in harsh sawtooth wave that turns into lush narcotic drones, enveloping layers, then evolves to symphonic slow swirl layers of near distortion, incredible

Track Listing
1.Resonate (Noise) 4.Kash (Guitars)
2.Resonate (Tones) 5.Sprawl (Western Magnetics)
3.Kash (Violin) 6.Kash (Radios)
 7.Transform