Beats take a backseat on the third album by this South African producer. It's a record foremost about the delicate interplay of electronic and acoustic elements, particularly in its creative use of nylon-string guitar. "Whistling in Tongues" has a subtle bossa nova rhythm that, combined with the guitar, flute, and xylophone, suggests a deeply cool folk music of uncertain origin. "Falling Off a Horse" rapidly loops two fingerpicked chords and sets them against watery sound effects and an ethereal keyboard line, coloring its whimsy with a stroke of darkness.
By Philip Sherburne on 12.22.14 in Features
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By Louis Pattison on 12.22.14 in Features
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By Michaelangelo Matos on 12.18.14 in Features
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By Jamie Ludwig on 12.09.14 in Reviews
While many music lovers have spent fall buzzing about the first new Faith No More album in 18 years arriving in 2015, another noteworthy project of FNM's Mike Patton has simmered below the radar of the mainstream music c...