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STAR'S END Update 12.07.03

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  • Chuck van Zyl
    Dom F. Scab has obviously been heavily influenced by the post-kosmische musik contemporary electronic sequencer music that emerged during the 1980 s. Music of
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 4, 2003
      Dom F. Scab has obviously been heavily influenced by the
      post-kosmische musik contemporary electronic sequencer
      music that emerged during the 1980's. Music of this era
      brimmed with optimism and energy as a generation of artists
      swept onto the scene, embracing new technology while
      emulating and complementing their idols - taking the genre
      beyond cliche with artistic expectations met and often exceeded.
      On ABOUT A TREE (65'57"), Dom F. Scab offers nine vital
      compositions which are both further refinements of his craft as
      well as significant contributions to the genre as a whole. This
      album is characterized by the much-loved arpegiations of
      staccato synthesizer tones and sequencer acrobatics reveared
      by audience and musician alike. Pieces on ABOUT A TREE each
      average in the 5 - 10 minute range. The music always develops
      quickly and without hesitation, running thoughtfully through its
      twisty course of breathtaking tempo changes, ambidextrous
      rhythm patterns and advancing and retreating layers of
      syncopated synth pulsations. Scab's series of connected and
      rapidly orbiting synth tones cascade up, down and through
      major, minor and diminished chords. Giving depth and
      dimension to this flowing latticework of rhythmed tone and echo
      are Scab's gorgeous, breathy synthesized harmonies and bright,
      warm analogue lead lines. Here and there Scab provides the
      listener with some contrast in the form of smooth, floating, fully
      formed realizations of drifting space - a moment of reflection
      before another launch. Throughout ABOUT A TREE, Scab seems
      to be pushing his hardware and software to its limits - nearly
      searing circuitries or overloading microchips through the
      musical energy generated. Yet his dedication to the vintage
      sounds and aural explorations of electronic music is boundless
      - as it is fed by the excitement and enthusiasm of an artist
      constantly in pursuit of his full potential and that of his mode of
      expression.

      Tune in to STAR'S END this weekend for music from ABOUT A
      TREE the latest release by Dom F Scab

      For more on Dom F Scab, access: http://www.domfscab.com

      For more on ABOUT A TREE, access: http://www.groove.nl

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