Sunday, October 16, 2011

[moteer::017] Tokyo Bloodworm – Palestine 2CD (Album) 2011

Tokyo Bloodworm – Palestine
Label: Moteer – moteer::017
Format: CD, Album
CDr, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: May 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Modern Classical, Ambient

CD-1 Canaanite Coast
CD-2 Pale The Clerics Pass
CD-3 Vesica Piscis
CD-4 People Do It To Each Other
CD-5 Blind Daughters Of Gaza
CD-6 Coiled State
CD-7 The Garden Shined Our Eyes Away
CD-8 Mergers And Occupations
CD-9 Flames Set In Wooden Frames
CD-10 Everything Is Created By The Will For It To Exist
   Palestine Remixes
CDr-1 Pale The Clerics Pass Remix
    Remix – Scissors & Cellotape*
CDr-2 The Garden Shined Our Eyes Away Remix
    Remix – Vieo Abiungo
CDr-3 Vesica Piscis Remix
    Remix – Ian Hawgood*
CDr-4 Mergers And Occupations Remix
    Remix – Part Timer
CDr-5 Blind Daughters Of Melbourne Remix
    Remix – Children Of The Wave 
CDr-6 Flames Set In Wooden Frames Remix
    Remix – Shigeto 
CDr-7 Flames Set In Wooden Frames Remix
    Remix – Sun Hammer
CDr-8 People Do It To Each Other Remix
    Remix – Matt Elliot*
CDr-9 Everything Is Created Remix
    Remix – Ian Hawgood*
CDr-10 Canaanite Coast Remix
    Remix – Peter Stenberg
CDr-11 Mergers And Occupations Remix
    Remix – Remote Viewer*
CDr-12 Blind Daughters Of Gaza Remix
    Remix – Manyfingers 
CDr-13 Canaanite Coast Remix
    Remix – Part Timer

*Initial copies come with a bonus disc of 13 remixes from Part Timer, Matt Elliot, The Remote Viewer, Manyfingers, Ian Hawgood and more* ‘Palestine’, the second album from Arizona duo Tokyo Bloodworm was originally started way back in 2006. The concept behind the record was to drop all electronic or synthesized sounds and go for only original recordings, and this is probably why it’s taken Ryan Keane and R.A. Sanchez so darned long to make the record. Thankfully it’s been worth the wait, and while it might be the final release on the much-loved Moteer label, ‘Palestine’ is a cracking way to celebrate their legacy. With a nod towards the Middle Eastern soundscapes of Muslimgauze as well as a passion for the kind of homespun electronica that came to characterize Moteer, the record is a smart blend of styles; beat driven and pitch black one minute and beautifully introverted the next. Maybe this is down to the very obvious recordings – they were right, the record is mercifully free of the electronic treatments the duo were so adamant to avoid, and the result is something that sounds more akin to latter day Third Eye Foundation or Manyfingers, or possibly even ‘Amelie’ composer Yann Tiersen. ‘Palestine’ is multi-faceted and epic, and with its long list of instrumental collaborators and startling reach through a grab-bag of styles and genres it might just be the best thing to emerge from the Moteer catalogue for some time.


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