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Tamburo, Mike / Ghosts Of Marumbey
Album:Ghosts Of Marumbey Collection:General
Artist:Tamburo, Mike Added:Jul 2007
Label:Music Fellowship 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-01-27 Pull Date:2008-03-30 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Mar 16Mar 2Feb 17Feb 10Feb 3

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1.May 12, 2011:Orangeasm
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4.Feb 27, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
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5.Feb 13, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
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3.Mar 12, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
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6.Feb 07, 2008:A2Z
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Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2008-01-22 
Guitar based noise, solo multitrack, few vocals. Long piece, divided in sections. Even though there’s some great fingerstyle guitar at the beginning and end of this CD, I wouldn’t call it “free folk.” The middle is reminiscent of the NY Noise scene of a couple decades ago- on the other hand, considering the trajectory of Michael Gira, the free (freak?)-folk touches make sense. Apparently he’s entirely from Pennsylvania, and was in the Arco Flute Foundation, which makes sense- this CD has that band’s noise.

++1. Pretty guitar, starts with mostly slide/abstract, morphs to acoustic/pretty with some shimmer. After about 4 minutes it goes “out there” with a noise drone (good time to backannounce!)
2.chiming dissonant guitar harmonics, haunted house reverb layers, gets tense, builds w/end having pretty great rocking drum under the din.
+3.Purity, restraint, close-mic’d guitar/electrics like coiled snakes. Some vocals in distant background, indistinct . Tension relaxes into echo soup, builds a bit. End has some wonky synth/guitar repetition.
++4.Lots of harmonics, took me a while to hear harmonica! Then good drum pound and deep drone. Fades at end.
5.Bleeps at beginning, then deep gamelan-like bells, then add buzzing.
+6.Buzzing becomes metallic, acoustic strumming drowns it out. Becomes a minor-key rolling fingerpicking piece, appealing, nothing technically fancy.

Track Listing
1.Track 1 8.Track 8
2.Track 2 9.Track 9
3.Track 3 10.Track 10
4.Track 4 11.Track 11
5.Track 5 12.Track 12
6.Track 6 13.Track 13
7.Track 7 14.Track 14
 15.Track 5