Transient - Over the River and Through the Woods - [one016]
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- 2004-11-17 00:00:00
Each song is a unique experience, but the release remains coherent as a whole. Most likely this is through the use of scattered vocals on songs like "look" and "my last goodbye" -- a welcome addition that seems to provide the motif for the rest of the record. A theme that sits well with the dirty breaks, jazz, ambience and even theatric moments that also appear throughout.
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|railroad flying machine|
|no friends, no enemies|
|my last goodbye|
- 2004-11-17 15:56:45
- Over the River and Through the Woods
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Subject: Reviewed on Gratisvibes.com
That's not to say that the experimental tracks are not good, it's just that it isn't for everyone. It can be said that the later tracks are not as fleshed out as the earlier tracks. What this means is that you won't like it on the first listen like the first 4 tracks.
The voice samples and effects on this album are very nice. Warm atmospherics are coupled with jazzy guitars and piano to create a great tune for chilling out to. And, when you least expect it, it throws in one of those samples of a group of people singing some sort of anthem. Consider that a bonus!
Acapella style vocoder time. Basically, transients just 'de's out the melody and vocoders it. A great of use of the vocoder.
Railroad flying machine
Real strong driving bass rhythms featuring a delayed sort of horn. The drum programming on this track is also wonderful. This is one of those unique tracks that is unlike any other and catches your attention instantly.
A dub track. I'm a big fan of new sounds. I sure haven't listened to dub anywhere before this.
My last goodbye
More great vocoder voicework. I have a nagging feeling I heard a similar commercial song like this somewhere before.
Subject: Over the River and Through the Woods
Subject: 4 stars
Subject: Versatile Electronica from Transient
The last sentence in a review of this release by Don Byron [Jazz Online] concluded with: 'The problem is oversimplicity: the journey feels like a Buick cruising across Nebraska on cruise control rather than a BMW on the autobahn.' I think Mr. Byron missed the point - simplicity is not a weakness here. I'd rather take my time and cruise in the Buick across Nebraska and absorb the sights than speed down the autobahn in a BMW and only get a quick glance at what's around me.
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