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Duo Dynamic: Unrest for Peace

The dynamic duo of Duo Dynamic multi-instrumentalists with a flair for creating non-threatening (some might even call it mellow) electronica music lives up to its name on the debut CD, Unrest for Peace. But never mind the nonsense Ray Mathews and J. Kipling Forde spew in the promo materials accompanying the album, claiming that Unrest for Peace provides a "listening experience that will help us redefine our struggle in a world that can be dominated by hypocrisy, violence and cruelty." Even though music is, indeed, the great communicator, the nine songs on Unrest for Peace or any other album, for that matter are not going to change the course of world destiny. "Sliptime," however, will take receptive listeners on a moody journey through sonic deserts, exposing the multiple layers and textures of Duo Dynamic's distinct sound. Elsewhere, the beginning of "Jaspers Tone" echoes Yello's still-fun "Oh Yeah" and the smooth jazz of "Causeway" recalls romantic Sunday mornings. Despite its title, "Gasping" is the record's prettiest song, fusing delicate piano and an upbeat rhythm that will almost make you forget that Duo Dynamic's backbeat is fueled by Forde's percussive programming.

Track Listing
1) Magnetic
2) Time to Man
3) Gasping
4) Jaspers Tone
5) Causeway
6) Sliptime
7) Disarray East
8) Resonator
9) Within

Added: July 12th 2007
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Duo Dynamic on MySpace
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Language: english

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Duo Dynamic: Unrest for Peace
Posted by critical listener on 2010-06-12 22:02:41
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yes yes yes... this cd is one for the ages. after many listens the songs still grow on me and they continue to surprise me, there are new rhythms that appear from out of nowhere. ray's guitar work is impressive as is his production. kip's presence is duly noted and is not easily pidgeon holed, he is far outside the box of typical ambient groove players. my only question is.... when will we hear more?

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