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  • Audio CD (February 27, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: SYSTEMS NEUTRALIZERS
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • ASIN: B0037GTHMQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jason Krug on November 10, 2010
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Glenn Branca is a force to be reckoned with, and in this album he again brings the mad genius power he is so known for. For those unfamiliar with the composer, Branca takes a bunch of detuned guitars, turns the amps way too high, and explores every nook of dissonant possibility with sounds that can pierce the soul. He's not interested persay in melodies or catchy hooks or really anything that anyone has ever done musically. He is always looking to stretch the possibilities of sound and shatter any definition of music one may have.

With that said, this album shows that Glenn Branca will continue to do what Glenn Branca does; write music that is both light years away and resting in our souls at the same time. Overall, this album harkens back to his earlier days. He dialed back writing long, flowing, complex pieces of music designed for a large number of guitars to writing music for 6 musicians in total. It is tightly structured however and not just background ambience like his "Symphony #2" album. Instead it's much more pointed, direct, and oftentimes angry in mood. Although only 6 musicians play (only 4 guitars), there still is the signature wall of sound akin to Branca's style. This isn't his best work, but it is certainly a very good Branca album. It is similar to the orignial "The Ascension" in tone but very different; while for me it's not as good as "The Ascension, "The Sequel" is still absolutely a worthwhile buy.

(KEEP IN MIND THIS IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ALBUM THAN THE ORIGINAL "THE ASCENSION" album. THEY ARE BASICALLY UNRELATED ASIDE FROM THE NAMES.

I should mention that I saw Branca premier this album live in NYC. He had 4 guitars, 1 bass, 1 drummer, and he conducted. It was my first time ever seeing him live, and I was blown away.
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