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STAR'S END Update 05.04.08

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    At first, it s hard to say why SKYWAVE (57 47 ), the CD by Kwook, sounds so nostalgic. Is it the occasional Mellotron sound? The buzzing lead lines or sweeping
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2008
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      At first, it's hard to say why SKYWAVE (57'47"), the CD by Kwook,
      sounds so nostalgic. Is it the occasional Mellotron sound? The
      buzzing lead lines or sweeping synth pads? Or just the overall
      electronic aura that seems to engulf this album? All of these
      qualities (as well as a hint of IDM beats) and more make for a
      captivating release. But it's more the positive attitude of this artist
      that gives his music its nostalgic feel than any riff or melody.
      Comprised of subtle yet beautifully varied tracks SKYWAVE
      glows in transfixing simplicity. The piece "Sunspots" is a
      standout. With its catchy bassline and melodious flute, it
      produces an ample amount of momentum and intrigue. A
      common thread throughout is the insertion of squelchy
      short-wave radio fragments. These lost communications add the
      sensation of floating through the ether and are used to great
      effect in the lengthy title piece, which spans three tracks at the
      end of the disc. Our friend Kwook believes that "sound is a
      playground". His inventive approach, full of joy and clarity, makes
      the journey new.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from SKYWAVE
      by Kwook

      For more on SKYWAVE, access: http://www.dataobscura.com

      For more on Kwook, access: http://www.kwookyworld.com

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      Chuck van Zyl
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