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Re: TPO at Jamendo.com

On 27 aug 2007, at 23.29, Raul Bonell wrote:

> http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/the.playing.orchestra/
> besitos,
> raul.

There's some almost-out-of-tune howling beauty in this music that I  
really like! I can't describe it better, since it has a lot to do  
with the attitude by which the guitars are played. I'm not usually a  
big fan of guitar music that draws on the heritage from Robert Fripp,  
but on this album those type of guitar sounds are sometimes used and  
still sound fresh. The playing is sparse and commentating, as opposed  
to "leading" playing that usually is more appreciated by the player  
than by the listener ;-). In this music there's no barrier between  
"sounds" and "melodic elements", which another aspect that makes it  
enjoyable to listen to. Eh... for me, I do know people that would  
feel sick and get a head ace from this music. Guess I'm just sick  
enough to like it! Everything, even the techno inspired elements, are  
playing "questions and answers" in the orchestration. It's "talking"  
music. Organic. Evolving. It brings you somewhere. Sirdis shares  
elements with other music that I like, for example jazz guitar player  
John Abercrombie or Miles Davis period with the "crazy broken circuit  
effect" guitarist Pete Cosey (Agharta), but Sirdis is not a guitar  
album. There are also a lot of delay effects, synth filter sweeps and  
a crispy vintage sounding drum machine, every little sound  
interacting with each other.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
www.looproom.com (international)