Rogers, Derek / Populist Context
Album: Populist Context   Collection:General
Artist:Rogers, Derek   Added:Oct 2011
Label:Goldtimers Tapes  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-30 Pull Date: 2012-01-01
Week Ending: Dec 18 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6
Airplays: 1 2 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 17, 2011: Songs: Akran
Temporal Pattern Iii
4. Nov 10, 2011: razor's edge
Temporal Pattern Iii
2. Nov 14, 2011: Zoom Out
Temporal Pattern Iv, Temporal Pattern Iii
Temporal Pattern Iii
3. Nov 13, 2011: Everything.
Temporal Pattern Iii
6. Nov 06, 2011: lost and found
St. John Coltrane

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-10-24
Austin, Texas based ambient musician. He has a massive discography representing all the best tape CD-R labels you could imagine. This release is a bit more diverse than his usual stuff—lots of drifting abstract jams with killer effects. This guy is going somewhere.
RIYL: Tidal, Deep Magic, Quiet Evenings, The North Sea

*1. (10:02) A tribute to John Coltrane. Sharp-edged, staticy tides rolling in. Long blustery noise outro.
*2. (4:37) DAMN, the effects! Wah-wah and delay pedals galore, unwinding cords of sound which stumble forward in woozy waves.
*3. (2:01) Minimalist fluctuating chords. A low-key take on the same theme explored in track 2.
4. (11:19) Weightless ambient with a surface so smooth you could ice skate on it. Really picks up and gets interesting in the last 3 minutes.
5. (6:21) Dark baroque drone with a few reverberating piano chords and bird samples.
*6. (6:01) Delicate tiptoeing chord progressions.
7. (9:30) Eerie and suspenseful.
8. (5:20) Vintage film static, and uncertain synth progressions stuttering and flapping like newsprint in the wind.

Track Listing
1. St. John Coltrane   5. Blinking Lights
2. Temporal Pattern Iii   6. Pulse Transistor
3. Temporal Pattern Iv   7. Temporal Pattern I
4. St. John Fahey   8. Temporal Pattern Ii