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Tony Conrad



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5 stars A couple of years before I've for the first time listened to this album, that had given me no interest actually. And relistening this time stuffed my brain with amazement. Auditory sense and feeling have altered, and the quality of this album has never changed ... one of the masterpieces in the minimalistic music scene, that would exert remarkable influence as a vanguard upon younger artists I'm sure.

And don't forget this fact it's really not only Tony's monotonous violin string but also FAUST's rock universe to define, describe this suite essence. Of course, there is no suspicion Tony's soundscape filled with dissonant violin sculpture should touch (or blow) our heartstrings. And in addition, every member belonging to Conrad-Faust Commune tells a wondrous story along with hypnotic hysteric tribal rhythm basis.

Confusion between symmetry and dissonance is here and there, especially an enigmatic behaviour at the last stage of "From The Side Of The Machines" is awesome. The Commune would express multidimensional melody structures upon five pieces respectively, I guess, and it's another mystery such a confusion cannot sound of discomfort nor annoyance but sensational hallucinogen. 'The Dream Syndicate' as he says means musical realism itself ... yes Conrad Commune launched idealism definitely. This idealism via their simple linear tonic unity should finally see the brilliant starshine in Krautrock scene.

Who believes "The Death Of The Composer"? Chuckles, Tony's grabbed an artistic life of eternity. Exactly a neat one where we cannot feel the total time length of the whole creation, and I'm very happy to get this album as vinyls.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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