BIOTA
Half a True Day

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The thing I've always liked about Biota's records is one could never be certain what to expect. Certainly the mixture of styles - post-rock, music concrete, jazz, improvised sounds - would be there, but the order and fashion in which things were prepared was always somehow fresh and new. Six long years after their last effort, Biota has just unearthed their sixth effort. Filled with usual concoction and crazy mixture of stylings, the music goes from slow, mid-tempo to chaotic, lightening-speed stuff. Wonderful about all of this is there's a certain calming factor in their utter madness. As the piano swirls around the accordion, congas, Micromoog, flugelhorn and small battery-powered devices, one appreciates the production that went into putting all of this together. Make no mistake, this music was born in the studio and mixed properly in the confines of the band's Colorado fortress. What do I personally love best? If I were to pick just one thing, it would be Kristianne Gale's strangely haunting voice as it attempts to flow in and out of accordion musings played by Gordon Whitlow. Fuck convention, these are some mucho erratic sounds for your whole body. Accompanied by gorgeous painting, drawing and woodcuts from Mnemonists arts ensemble, "Half a True Day" is a must-have bizarre package for the end of your calendar year.

Tom Sekowski


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RECENZJE

+ Murmur - Undertone
+ AGF - Words Are Missing
+ Martinez - A Chemical Imbalance
+ T.Duby - Friends - Lost Soundtrack
+ Sascha Funke - Mango
+ Great Carnival Stuff
+ Makoto Kawabata - Osaka Loop Line
+ Acid Mothers Temple&The Pink Ladies Blues - The Soul of a Mountain Wolf
+ Sun City Girls - Jacks Creek / Sun City Girls - Piasa... Devourer of Men
+ Musica Dispersa - Musica Dispersa
+ MV&EE with the Golden Road - Gettin' Gone
+ Henry Flynt - Ascent to the Sun
+ Faust/NWW - Disconnected

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+ VARIOUS ARTISTS - Extract - Portraits of Soundartists
+ STEVE LEHMAN QUINTET - On Meeting / STEVE LEHMAN QUARTET - Manifold
+ RICHARD LERMAN - Music of Richard Lerman 1964-1987
+ SZELY - Processing Other Perspectives / AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR - Sirens of Titan / MARBERT ROCEL - Speed Emotions / THE NO-NECK BLUES BAND - Nine for Victor / MARC WILKINSON - Blood on Satan's Claw - Original Movie Soundtrack / VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Edge of Heaven Soundtrack / NETHERWORLD - Morketid / FAMILY UNDERGROUND - Salt of the Sun / MICHAEL HOLLAND - Simple Truths and Pleasures / THE ENGINES - The Engines / STEVEN R. SMITH - Owl / TOSHINORI KONDO - Silent Melodies / POLE - Steingarten Remixes / SHADY BARD - From the Ground Up / KELPE - Ex-Aquarium / SYLVAIN CHAUVEAU - Nuage / ALAN PASQUA - The Antisocial Club / VAPAA - Hum Hum Hum / MORNING RECORDINGS - The Welcome Kinetic / PANTS YELL! - Alison Statton / SAMBASSADEUR - Migration / BELA KAROLI - Furnished Rooms / BAJA - Wolfhour
>> BIOTA - Half a True Day
+ NELSON FOLTZ / TOM LYNN - Still Life - Volume Two / Still Life - Volume Three
+ IDRIS ACKAMOOR - Music of Idris Ackamoor 1971-2004

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WYWIADY / RELACJE

+ TOP 7 - 2007
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