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Ambient-Leaning Post-Rock, or Vice Versa

The Unrecognizable Now have, of late, been up to their ambient-leaning, post-rock tricks (or perhaps it’s post-rock–leaning, ambient tricks) in a recording studio, and are sharing some of what they’ve come up with. A recent track, posted an Unrec member Marc Fischer‘s unrecnow.com/dust blog, is five-plus minutes of what could be an early Terry Riley exploration of oceanic rhythms or, in more contemporary terms, a Tortoise practice in dronescaping (MP3). Despite the willfully fluid format of the music, there is a compositional quality to it, how nodes of harmonic specificity come to overlap, and how little rifflets suggest development that has aspirations to be as melodic as it is tonal.

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More on the duo of Fischer and his partner, Matt Jones, who perform as Unrecognizable Now with live visuals by Rob Tyler, at myspace.com/unrecognizablenow, and at unrecnow.com, from which the below image is borrowed.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. [ Posted February 18, 2010, at 4:00 pm ]

    Thanks kindly for the awesome review!

  2. [ Posted February 18, 2010, at 7:17 pm ]

    My pleasure, Matt. Thanks, as always, for sharing your work freely.

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