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Number of Magic

Afghan Whigs, Richard H. KirkAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 27, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tvt
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • ASIN: B000003RH4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,511 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6. Atomic
7. Poets Saints Revolutionaries
8. Monochrome Dream
9. The Number Of Magic

Editorial Reviews

Tracklist : 1 Lost Souls On Funk 8:12 2 Love Is Deep 7:44 3 So Digital 7:34 4 Indole Ring 8:40 5 East Of Nima 9:41 6 Atomic 6:38 7 Poets Saints Revolutionaries 9:28 8 Monochrome Dream 9:31 9 The Number Of Magic 10:09

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's so digital! October 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This CD took me a year to get into. It's an odd one, very simplistic-seeming and a little on the creepy tip, but after a long while it started to grow on me.
Ricard H. Kirk -he and his many pseudonames- is a strange musician. His way of doing things sounds very cloistered -he drops layers in, he takes them out again, very basic operations- but his music is sophisticated, with much of the brilliance coming from the dynamics, the loud and the nearly silent and how they fuse and mingle.
It takes a lot from the listener at first, an easing up on the gears, and of course it's best played on a really good system, but this is a quiet little album that's a keeper for anyone who perserveres to the point where all the shifts and changes are second nature. In a word: contemplative. Reminds me of some of the mellower Orb songs, particularly "Spanish Castles in Space." Onobtrusive but bold in spite of the fact, which is a rare, refined combination. Like good wine as opposed to good beer - it gives you a better buzz and doesn't burn your tongue.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buy this CD June 25, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is one of Kirk's best releases since CV broke up. More dub-oriented with heavy sampling of a variety of bizzare instruments and tripped out tape delays. Laid-back grooves, but complex enough to keep the listener interested. I'd recommend this album to any fan of electronic music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly strange January 25, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is as odd as you can get from Richard H Kirk.....known for his paranoid music filled with Cabaret Voltaire and in his early solo recordings.....this record feels rather subdued yet strangely addictive. A work of genius that it is that he can do this but you still feel ( or perhaps yearn ) for something more abrasive and paranoid. Nonetheless this is truly something something special.....just don't think it'll be in the Cabaret Voltaire style of things
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