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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Wave (3:47)
2. Breath (5:32)
3. Under Blue (2:45)
4. Tug - (7:30)
5. Upon (4:20)
6. Drift (17:28)
7. Chanty (3:00)
8. Tide (8:26)
9. Swell (2:16)
10. Sea Minor (2:23)

Total Time 54:30

Line-up / Musicians

- Marvin Ayres / violin, cello and organ

Releases information

CD Mille Plateaux

Re-released in 2005 by Burning Shed

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Review by admireArt
4 stars The shape of strings to come.

Consolidating his musical idiom and expanding it the same way, Marvin Ayres' (violin, cello and organ) "Neptune", 2000, is close in spirit to droning progressive electronics, minimalism and Cosmic music stylings yet it also beholds a close relationship with classical music structures, therefore offering an exquisite and strange atemporality which forces the listening experience into surprising realms that move back and forth in time and are as creative as to turn out sometimes hyper beautiful, others droning-hypnotic, or deep down melancholic, or even at times insidiously menacing to even be felt truly avant garde or Rock in Opposition's chamber kind of works in the tenor of slow paced Univers Zero's or Art Zoyd's ones. (This being a reference not a comparison.)

But Ayres' "Neptune" delivers more than just this crossover direction in stylings, his musical language continues to grow as a result of focused experimentation and an acute sensibility of his instruments possibilities.

His close to genial compositions, unpretentiously, do offer and explore new directions, new details and re-newed moods to actually challenge his own well established attributes in performance and composition, or to put it simply, his works are truly daring, far from any kind of comfortable zone, which many artists mistake as style.

Missing this jewel is denying oneself the possible glimpse of the future, in the so much traveled and trampled by polite but plagiarists electronic musicians, direction of the Cosmic Progressive Electronics worlds to come.

**** 4.5 (the last two compositions sound like fillers, nice as recording experiments, but nevertheless fillers) PA stars.

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