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A_Dontigny / Geisteswissenschaften
Album:Geisteswissenschaften Collection:General
Artist:A_Dontigny Added:09/2007
Label:No Type 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-06-15 Pull Date:2008-08-17 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:22 Jun
Airplays:4

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 10, 2010:Music Casserole
Turner
4.Jun 17, 2008:Zikr
Tatline
2.Jan 16, 2009:Orangeasm
Tatline
5.Jun 16, 2008:Emphysema For Emphasis
Koons
3.Jun 18, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
Turner
6.Jun 16, 2008:Now's the time
Pruitt-Igoe

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-06-05 
Experimental mashups of noise, dance electronica, and/or samples of normal/nice musics. Lots of glitchiness even on the catchier tracks. None of these short tracks will unsettle a KZSU-inured noise DJ, and a few barely count as noise, but there's a likeable mess-with-your-head quality throughout.

Many tracks slice-and-dice samples of real music, creating mutant collages (3,9,12,17). Others set "nice" music against noisy sounds ironically (2, which is a misfire; 7, 13)

Some tend towards cheesier electronica/jazz blends in a pop-Euro way (5, 11 (*FCC*), 15). A_Dontigny *is* European, so that makes sense.

Faves: 1, 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

1- Hip-hop-like countdown, then a fast blur of spliced sounds, kinda cool
2- Awful smooth jazz overlaid with ironic noisiness. But it doesn't cancel out the smooth jazz enough. Avoid.
3- Cut-up cello tones, a nice choppy feel. Overtaken by sci-fi sounds later
4- Snaky jazz guitar, angular, untreated. Backed by a crumpling sound that grows.
5- Dramatic tones vs. tinny glitches and weird piano
6- Reverent deep bass tones, into tough clambering noises
7- Symphonic! Like track 2, it overlays "nice" music with noisy experimentalism, this time more successfully.
8- Keyboard sounds in spastic bursts
9- Noise intro, then a smooth-jazz song gets dissected. Messy.
10- Rolling guitar riff. Forest of electronics and percussion. Cool wind-down ending.
11- *FCC* many times, not advisable for airplay. Airy synth tones, some guy yelling/moaning
12- Clanky chaos and big buzzing buzz. Fast.
13- Warbly nostalgia classical music, warped, with techno insects flying about. Gets dense, crunchy.
14- Dark and twiddly. Cool percussion.
15- Bass buzz, some distant crackles... then, an electronica beat, a bit chill
16- Ghostly vowels, then a heavy beat and catchy synth riff.
17- Like a rolling guitar chord cut up and respliced into varying rhythmic patterns. Fast and glitchy, as if the CD player was breaking up on orbital re-entry

Track Listing
1.Koons 9.Recollection Of Similarity
2.Pruitt-Igoe 10.Begriffsschrift
3.Tatline 11.Crowding Into The Behavioral Sink
4.Aufbau 12.Holzwege
5.Die Frohliche Wissenschaft 13.Turner
6.Queque Chose D'informal 14.All-Over
7.Color Field 15.Wirkungsgeschichtesbewusstsein
8.Gutai 16.Mathesis
 17.Crowding Into The Behavioral Sink (Jon Vaughn's Rondo Mix)