Reel Change / Open In Total Darkness
Album: Open In Total Darkness   Collection:Classical
Artist:Reel Change   Added:Apr 2007
Label:Evander Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-15 Pull Date: 2007-06-17 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jun 17 Jun 3 May 27 Apr 29 Apr 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 05, 2011: Music Casserole
4. Jun 15, 2007: Memory Select -- Jeff Arnal interview
When The Spirit Moves
2. Oct 16, 2010: Music Casserole
5. May 31, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Not Quite Right
3. Feb 20, 2009: Memory Select
Reaching For The Trigger
6. May 25, 2007: Memory Select -- Moe! Staiano interview

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-04-19
Avante classical if not experimental (I’m keying this as Classical if only in hopes that this mirrors the future of the genre). Traditional instruments, woodwinds, bowed cymbals, bass, flutes, etc all played quite non-traditionally. Very advanced stuff, worthy of our Stanford listeners. Please listen to this even if you don’t play it on the air. Your body soul and intellect would like this nutrient.

1) melodic and musical, soundtrackish, woodwind centered and pensive
2) experimental feel, though avante, tense
3) more collage-like, takes a melodic turn, slow walk through a sad viola and pestering flutes
4) dissonant start, lots of strings, beautiful stuff in its dischord and pure spontaneity
5) a lovely drone serves as sound bed to treated horns, woodwinds
6) feel of composition, pensive and complex melody, less improv yet still organic
7) minimal, bowed dark melodies and creepy layering, long and inspiring, cinematic in a Hitchcock way, goes through many changes in its 25 minutes

Track Listing
1. Regenbogen   4. Not Quite Right
2. Reaching For The Trigger   5. Firefly
3. Portraits, Pt. 1   6. See What You See
  7. When The Spirit Moves