Demo​(​n) Tracks

by Vladislav Delay

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1.
03:59
2.
04:22
3.
02:21
4.
03:43
5.
03:34
6.
04:34
7.
06:45
8.
03:10
9.
04:26
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11.
05:50
12.
03:26
13.
08:25

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There’s rarely any stabilizing rhythmic anchor. Instead the music perpetually meanders and drifts, a fluid beatless reverie of abrasive, industrial noise. Awareness of Delay’s jazz drumming background helps one to grapple with the album’s rootless, restless style, as it unfolds much like an improvised free jazz session minus the grounding propulsiveness of a rhythm section and with electronics taking the place of acoustic instruments. Another aspect that lessens its accessibility is its lack of nucleus. There’s no central instrument to act as a unifying presence throughout and around which the other instruments might constellate, and its absence is alienating. The tracks are mercurial and amoebic, their shapes ever-shifting and unresolved, the sound impressionistic, hazy, aquatic, sprawling, and sketchy. Brief moments of gentle calm are leavened by clamouring blasts as the tracks develop unpredictably. (Review by Stylus Mag)

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released April 5, 2004

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