Marcano, Paul & Andrew Martin / Valley Flutes & As It Is
Album: Valley Flutes & As It Is   Collection:General
Artist:Marcano, Paul & Andrew Martin   Added:Mar 2016
Label:Constellation Tatsu  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-03-27 Pull Date: 2016-05-29 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 29 May 22 May 8 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 3
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 28, 2016: BravoMarco Variety Show
As It Is
4. May 07, 2016: BravoMarco Variety Show
Valley Flutes
2. May 21, 2016: BravoMarco Variety Show
As It Is
5. Apr 20, 2016: Minimum Entropy
As It Is
3. May 18, 2016: Minimum Entropy
As It Is
6. Apr 16, 2016: Music Casserole
As It Is

Album Review
Reviewed 2016-03-12
Paul Marcano / Andrew Martin
Valley Flutes / As It IS
Reviewed by BravoMarco

Split release, with both tracks weighing in at a healthy 45 minutes each. Ambient sounds to put you on a path to well being. Droney, flutey & various other instruments to comfort you after a hard days toil. A release from the Bay Area’s “Constellation Tatsu” label. Play either in their entirety or plenty of opportunities to fade out early. Like: 1) Eno, B. Ashra 2) Andrew Tomasello, Mohammad, Rafael Anton Irisarri

No FCC’s (Instrumentals)

1) Paul Marcano - Valley Flutes (44.29) Deeply relaxing. Echoing flute/recorder make the backbone with added whale-call esque charm. Gongs also play a part, in this meditative opus. Recorded in 1973, it has certainly stood the test of time. Lovely isolated echoing flutes at the 29-minute mark – Like an audio glimpse of a Japanese tea garden. Slightly more upbeat towards the conclusion with a wonderful ghostly presence for the final minute.
2) Andrew Martin - As It IS (44.31) A quiet storm of an opening. Darker & more brooding than the previous track. This has lush, rich textures. Hypnotic, in a shadowy elctronica sense. Wave upon wave of glorious strummed drone. More orchestral towards midway. Beautiful stuff indeed.

Track Listing
1. Valley Flutes   2. As It Is