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Breathbox Hybrid SACD - DSD

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Audio CD, Hybrid SACD - DSD, August 30, 2011
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  • Audio CD (August 30, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD
  • Label: Siba Records
  • ASIN: B005EYP9SK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689,446 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Antti Paalanen is a young Finnish composer who has created a CD entirely out of multi-tracking his accordion. The style is a mixture of American minimalism (most notably Steve Reich) and traditional sounding Nordic songs with a hint of euro-pop (all the music is in the 4 to 5min range). All the songs that are rhythmic in character tend towards minimalism while the other are slower, more ballad-like and traditional. Almost all the songs are effectively multi-tracked (I assume he used a click to synchronize the accordions) using lots of effective eqing and pitch doubling, especially for thick sustained bass notes. Also `Squeezebox' effects provide a lot of the percussion sounds--often setting up a pop-like groove. Occasionally there are further electronic manipulations to add further sonic interest.

The CD opens with `Breathe' that uses Reichian cells over a four-chord progression and squeezebox percussion. Beautiful envelope opening/ closing phrasing shape the patterns while single repeated note shards float overtop.

The next piece is `Permafrost', where there is a real fusing of minimalism with the Nordic melisma tradition. The squeezebox is again used to create groove from a faux kick drum.

This is follow by 'Tailspin' which is the most abstracted piece, having a kind a kind of barbaric Stravinsky-like tutti and concertino built into the form. It really pushes
The multi-tracking in an interesting direction--I wish there was more of this kind of thickness and pushing of the boundaries. `Boggler' has a similar rhythmic pace with lots of melisma overtop and a phase shifting B section.

The remaining pieces either consists of slow sustained ballads or slower waltz meters with choppy syncopation and with incredible melisma playing by Paalanen.
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This album is incredible. I have listened to it over and over and over and hear something new and different every time. It is an all accordion album, and very hard to describe the sound, something between classical, new music, and techno almost. Never in a million years did I think I would enjoy an all accordion album. The music draws you in to listen and keep listening right from the start. Very well sequenced listening album as well.
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