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Bill Binkelman

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REVIEW: NELSON FOLTZ AND TOM LYNN - Still Life Volume Three
« on: March 20, 2008, 04:49:17 PM »
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NELSON FOLTZ AND TOM LYNN
Still Life Volume Three
self released (2007)

Comprised of a single track nearly 44 minutes long, Still Life Volume Three (hereafter just Volume Three) moves patiently through several distinct movements, not unlike an ambient overture (although longer than your standard overture, obviously). What will most likely raise the eyebrows of some listeners is that no electronic instruments were used in making this music. Instead, found sounds (manipulated and altered through studio magic) and real instruments (notably trombone, played in a relaxed bluesy fashion) are melded, resulting in some of the most blissful yet somber and perhaps somewhat melancholic drone-type music Iíve heard in quite a while. In fact, this is one of those relatively rare ambient recordings that, as far as Iím concerned, youíre going to enjoy more by immersing yourself in, although when played in the background it exemplifies what makes ambient music, well, ambient (i.e. pleasantly ignorable but resonating with the listener on an unconscious level).

Read the entire review at http://www.windandwire.com or at the Wind and Wire blog at http://www.windandwire.blogspot.com (which allows you to leave comments should you wish to do so)

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Re: REVIEW: NELSON FOLTZ AND TOM LYNN - Still Life Volume Three
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 06:13:43 PM »
All three Still Life recordings are terrific and "ambient" in the classic Enossified manner, as Bill B implies.   I believe all three recordings are available at The Hypnos Online Store.
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Re: REVIEW: NELSON FOLTZ AND TOM LYNN - Still Life Volume Three
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 12:18:05 AM »

Review too

in Furthernoise issue April 2008
http://www.furthernoise.org/index.php?iss=67

"Nelson Foltz and Tom Lynn - Still Life (series)" (review)
"The internally themed Rothko-esque cover art of the Still Life series could stand as a semiotic of Nelson Foltz and Tom Lynnís sound, with its slow-shifting tones that spread across a spartan canvas - ostensibly static swathes that reveal micro-variativity on deeper insertion."
~ full review by Alan Lockett at: http://www.furthernoise.org/page.php?ID=232 ~