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Gunshae / Traveling Without Memory
Album:Traveling Without Memory Collection:General
Artist:Gunshae Added:08/2008
Label:Tkg Music 

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Add Date:2008-08-10 Pull Date:2008-10-12 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2008-08-05 
Collaboration of folks from US, Canada and Japan. Ambient and lush, more along the lines of Harold Budd, other space/ambient artists leaning toward Windham Hill than say avante experimentalism. Still, lots of use of tape loops electronics and drones, echoey and reverby, but the presence of reeds and sparse melodies give this an accessible feel.

1) a low choral drone to start, with sparse high synth notes, slowly joined in by melodic woodwinds, looped voice samples, all subtle
2) much looping, vocal quality, ambience broken up by guitar and drones about midway, gives way to bells and a worldy feel with looped (“chanted”) vocs
3) a slow composed feel, soundtracky with slow echoed melodies, woodwind-ish, grows quiet and quieter midway then ends on a nice droney swirl
4) pleasing reeds and drone and stereo imaging, pretty
5) dreamy and echoey with interesting bass tones/drones, very trippy and hypnotic
6) spacey collage, chimes ring this one up unique briefly, deep spacey bed to flutelike/reed melodies, very reverby and dreamy, strange looped backward voice appears at 4:20, ends with a bicycle bell
7) simple melodic feel builds up to a near noisey wash with more dreamlike layers on top
8) looped voice takes center, quiet somber reed, tinkly electronics, grows noisier towared end
9) heavily echoed, more of an avante/experimental improv feel
10) trombone, clarinet, more echoey spacey stuff

Track Listing
1.Our Voices Are The Mirrors Of Our Souls 6.I Fought The Moon
2.Sudden Deities 7.Low Cloud Over Bhattach
3.Southern Wind 8.My Body, Your Body
4.Bellows Jam 9.With Liberty And Baby Carrots For All
5.Sehsa 10.Sound Washed Ashore In Tokyo (Aya No Uta)