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    Maggi Payne – Arctic Winds

    April 30th, 2011

    Maggi Payne - Arctic Winds

    Wake up, Maggi, I think I’ve got something to say to you. Your new Innova CD is so good, it really makes me drool. I know it keeps me amused. I’ve worn it out, now it’s used. But, Maggi, I couldn’t help listening once more. You led me away from home, through Arctic Winds, where I’m alone. You stole my ears, and that’s what feels so good.

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    Marco Oppedisano – Mechanical Uprising

    April 29th, 2011

    Marco Oppedisano - Mechanical Uprising

    Marco! Polo! I mean Oppedisano! The fourth installment of this man’s recorded life has arrived in the form of another CD-R courtesy of the OKS label. Aptly titled Mechanical Uprising, it’s overflowing with MO’s usual MO: overdubbed and over-the-top music all made by himself, except for a few vocal samples. Spread across seven tracks, the centerpiece of the album, “Seven Pieces,” is derived from electric guitar, bass and a grand total of nothing else. It starts off with held eBay, I mean Ebow tones and dry tangled thorns, then proceeds into tick-tock rhythms with heavy rock riffing, reverb daydreams, layers of heavy metal shred master leads, dreamy melodies, stately drones and big, bopping bleep-bloops.

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