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Anderson, James Gordon / Transtemporal Empires
Album:Transtemporal Empires Collection:General
Artist:Anderson, James Gordon Added:08/2007

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Add Date:2007-11-11 Pull Date:2008-01-13 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:9 Dec18 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 06, 2007:Living Souls
Mirrar Kalyx
3.Nov 16, 2007:That's not bluegrass- really!
Surface 3
2.Nov 16, 2007:Memory Select
Alphamirrar (Green Emerald Mix)
4.Nov 14, 2007:Brownian Motion
Graft 1 - Bicameral

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2007-10-30 
Lush (but often dissonant) ambient-celestial often mixed with classical, drone, industrial or post-industrial or electronic sounds of various types. (Track 5, 7 are particularly industrial-percussive). Some of it is like taking the classic Arcana Coelestia compilation, which goes way back, and updating it. Mufaor, even YIF would probably like this. On the other hand some of the songs here are not as profound as that material (but still beautiful) and so Brian Eno circa Discreet Music or Vidna Obmana would be appropriate things to play this next to. Most tracks are lengthy. Other than previously mentioned, try: 2, 8, 10
1 Dissonant
2 Lovely, classical, very lush
4 Lush, dissonant and heightened neo-ambient feedback, develops somewhat, stays on theme, seems like an exercise
5 A complete break: balls-out industrial pounding, ambient-celestial and noisy parts, mixed in with dissonant ambience
6 Minimal drones, short
7 Post-industrial, industrial, noisier parts, develops
8 Lovely, taking Steve Reichian repetition to a whole new level
9 Haunting drone, classical orchestra from the netherworld warming up
10 More beautiful dissonant classical material

Track Listing
1.Ascension 9.Graft 1 - Bicameral
2.Biocentenary Chorale - Alpha Mis 10.Folia / In Quantum Prisms
3.Mirrar Kalyx 11.Graft 2 - Equipoise
4.Phrygian Metals 1 (The Strange Attractor) 12.Aer Luna / Aurore
5.Surface 1 13.Surface 3
6.Io (Segue) 14.Phrygian Metals 2 (Metal Haze)
7.Matrix4 - Dopplaquartal 15.Alphamirrar (Green Emerald Mix)
8.Alphamirrar (Little Feet Mix) 16.Biocentenary Chorale - Beta Mix