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Bauer: En Otra Ciudad

Construct a triangle with elastic walls. At one point, place Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, at another Le Orme. At the third point set Tool or some similar sort. It is important that this third point be inclined to a slightly higher elevation in relation to preceding points so that, once set in motion, the slightly oblate ball – which represents Bauer – will less frequently reach that end of the triangle. The floor of the triangle should include several small depressions that equal surf punk inflections, lounge inflections, spaghetti western inflections, and so on.

Assuming friction to be zero, set the oblate ball – which represents Bauer – in motion. Here it is important to note that the corners of the triangle should be too small to ever allow the oblate ball – which represents Bauer – to ever directly contact a stylistically "pure" point.

Once in motion, the ball will emit music as it hits any point of any wall or boundary. For example, the closer it comes to the Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet point along the Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet / Le Orme boundary, the more it will sound like Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet proportionately affected by the music of Le Orme. Striking midway between the wall anchored by Le Orme at one end and Tool at the other, the resulting music will reflect components equal to both. Average time it takes the oblate ball – which represents Bauer – to traverse the inclined plane of the triangle's floor should be between four and five minutes. If the oblate ball representing Bauer traverses any of the style depressions en route to a boundary impact, the music will show signs of that particular style – say the sudden appearance of a surf-punk inflected passage during a Le-Orme/Tool white-out. Greater variety may be generated via the "lasagna effect" – that is to unevenly ripple the boundary walls.

You now have a working model of the music of En otra cuidad.

Needless to add, this CD is a stylistic hash that is sometimes entertaining, sometimes disconcerting. Retro sentiments abound with frequent use of a Farfisa, Mellotron, Moogy glissandos and other hallmarks from the late 1960s which now and again violently collide with massive slabs of guitar and drums. There's clearly an ambitious undertow to all this genre swapping, but it has yet to gel into anything very meaningful. It will be interesting to hear what collisions come next.

Track Listing
1) Dock Surf
2) Un auto para Lynn
3) El mismo lugar
4) El hombre de blanco
5) Camino a Oxnard
6) Un día, todo el verano
7) Dios quiere mi chocolate
8) El valle
9) La entrevista
10) Avanza
11) Mas lejos de casa

Added: January 25th 2007
Reviewer: Kerry Leimer
Related Link: Viajero Inmovil
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Language: english

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