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Saturday, August 6, 2011
Computer Music - Michael McNabb
Arch Records S-1800
This album is available on CD so I will not be posting a sample.
1983 is way past the vintage of record that I normally collect. But the simplistic title, Computer Music caught my eye. Many early electronic albums have similar straight forward titles. I'm not an expert on electronic music, but this album seems to pay homage to those earlier electronic albums that I have collected. The music is mysterious and it doesn't have that cheap synth sound that I hear in later electronic work. Sure... there a touch of that period synth... but only just.
The joy of the piece is the great musical storytelling. The sound is rich and full and arranged in such a way as to be almost hypnotic.