Croy, Maxwell August & Sean Mccann / I
Album: I   Collection:General
Artist:Croy, Maxwell August & Sean Mccann   Added:Mar 2014
Label:Students Of Decay  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-04-04 Pull Date: 2014-06-06 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jun 1 May 25 May 18 May 11 Apr 27 Apr 20 Apr 13
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 17, 2014: minimum entropy: 2014 favorites
Parting Lights (Suite)
4. May 23, 2014: no voices aloud
Parting Lights (Suite)
2. Sep 17, 2014: minimum entropy
Parting Lights (Suite)
5. May 21, 2014: minimum entropy
Parting Lights (Suite)
3. May 28, 2014: minimum entropy
Parting Lights (Suite)
6. May 14, 2014: minimum entropy
Parting Lights (Suite)

Album Review
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Reviewed 2014-03-31

Maxwell August Croy & Sean McCann
Students of Decay

Maxwell Croy is one half of KZSU chart-topper En, and Sean McCann is no stranger to our A-file either. Beautiful, resonant and distinctive modern classical. Koto for sure. Violin? cello? flutes? Beautiful stuff here, an early contender for Miss Information's year end list. RIYL Kronos string quartets, Duane Pitre, Richard Skelton

***1. (8:50) Frantic but melodious koto bowing with more relaxed and swelling violin over it. Psychedelic flutes over the whole thing. Slows down and takes a breather then picks back up again in a beautiful bird call over shimmery strings
*2. (9:00) Beautiful complex animated drone swelling in and out with gradual changes in intensity. Starts off sharp and buzzy and ends with floaty flutes and low contrabass with a screach of feedback
*3. (3:37) Proud, powerful koto plucking mid tempo, lyrical violin over that
6. (6:25) Low sparse strumming and pretty piano, quiet shimmering in the distance, very relaxed
7. (4:48) Bright and shiny drone, lots of layers weaving in and out
**8. (4:01) Taunt violin as koto strums with great expectation. gets a little dissonant, rising to heaven

Track Listing
1. Parting Lights (Suite)   4. The Inlet Arc
2. Alexandria   5. Column Of Mirror
3. Morniji   6. Hollow Pursuits