« on: May 01, 2009, 01:18:51 AM »
Barry Craig=Barry Andrews from Shriekback? Look closely...
But seriously, I got this Garcia disc today. I think this is far from the best thing he's done. The first two tracks were pretty ho-hum. The third piece, "From the Bottom of the Sea," is great (maybe my fave Garcia piece) but it is NOT new, this was on the "Maybe Forgotten Forever" 2-disc retrospective several years back. I was really looking forward to the 18-min. "My Minimalist Life", only to find it overly long with a repetitive and quite annoying theme. Nothing worse than a bad idea extended to almost 20 minutes...Trance Port could take some tips from Hypnos Secret Sounds on how to do a CDR release right: don't use sticker labels (the one on my copy was somewhat haphazardly placed on the disc, and I can feel a "bubble" between disc/label, it also overlaps slightly over the center spindle); don't use cheap paper for the booklet. Overall, a decent release but musically the pieces are really different. I would say this is more like a collection of tracks than a cohesive, flowing thing. I would recommend "Maybe Forgotten" over this one.