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Applebaum, Mark / Sock Monkey
Album:Sock Monkey Collection:Classical
Artist:Applebaum, Mark Added:10/2008
Label:Innova Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-19 Pull Date:2009-09-20 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:20 Sep13 Sep30 Aug23 Aug16 Aug26 Jul

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Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-18 
From a Stanford professor: Modern classical music with a sense of fun and quite a few pieces in a fast-moving but spare vein, quite action-packed. Mostly acoustic instruments in small groups, but some electronics apply on 8-10 and there's also the homemade mouseketier on 1.

1- Hard-edged, cartoony brass. Quiet percussion interludes for sound-sculpture: wooden sounds, twangy sounds, rattling.
2- Barking horns again, some strings as well. Sparse but active feel.
3- Percussion: rolling and dynamic. Ends quietly.
4- Stabbing percussion and piano, squawking clarinet. Abstract and fast-moving.
5- Sounds mostly improvised. Abstract criss-crossings of piano, flute, trumpet, with some pecking unison lines later
6- Mozart classical that gets increasingly weird and loud (but stays flowery). Crazy prepared piano stuff.
7- Solo trumpet, perky and dynamic.
8- Fast, active. Heavy in violin (lots of bow bouncing & other tricks) and bass clarinet.
9- Slow, dramatic washes of electronics.
11- Quiet electronics rustling; pecking, peppery piano comes in after a couple minutes
12- The lone orchestral piece. Busy and multifaceted, it slows down after a brisk start but still gives the feeling of a lot going on.

Track Listing
1.Magnetic North (2006) 6.Variations On Variations On A Theme By Mozart (2006)
2.The Composer's Middle Period (2007) 7.Entre Funerailles I (1999)
3.Theme In Search Of Variations I (2004) 8.Martian Anthropology 7?8?9 (2006)
4.Theme In Search Of Variations Ii (2007) 9.On The Nature Of The Modern Age (2005)
5.Theme In Search Of Variations Iii (2008) 10.Sock Monkey (2007)