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  • Audio CD (March 10, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Kora Records
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #761,316 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2009 enhanced release. The aptly named Over Air features a live radio performance by Gregor Samsa at Amsterdam's VPRO radio station recorded in May 2008. The live appearance shows off the richness of their micro-orchestra live set up in never before heard ways, along with the breathtaking vocals of Nikki King Bennett and Champ Bennett. The live set includes songs from their previous recordings.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hank Napkin on June 5, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The farther we go into the work of Gregor Samsa the more that work recalls some of the quieter, more minimal passages of (thus far) middle-period Rachel's. GS throws off a different aura, less chamber in feel and more resolutely post-everything. But there are some shared aesthetics in temperament and tonality, with expert integration of traditional and popular, acoustic and electric and electronic ( do I really see the words "dream pop" there below? o! how they offend...).

This set of finely wrought live performances features no new pieces, but the presentation is perhaps even more delicate, more subtle and nuanced than the original studio recordings. At turns melodic or timbral, there is an unerring sense of sonic proportion and balance: what stands out is that no single instrument, no single voice or voicing dominates the complete surround of these well-woven constructs. The enveloping interactions of phrases and patterns feel profoundly unforced, as if the pieces were worked out to their completed state in real time, free of second-guessing, artificial turns, forced dramas and traumas. No need to think again about work so well thought through. In the end the listener can only conclude that the work and the presentation are simply "evident". Especially moving is the hesitancy of " Adolescent" from "Rest", which becomes more than the metric tinkering of the studio release, creating a remarkably fragile piece. If you have the studio albums, don't fear redundancy. "Over Air" is one of those rare live albums that actually broadens the horizon of the corpus.
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