Turner, Simon Fisher / Giraffe
Album: Giraffe   Collection:General
Artist:Turner, Simon Fisher   Added:Apr 2017
Label:Editions Mego  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-04-12 Pull Date: 2017-06-14 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 28 May 7 Apr 30 Apr 23 Apr 16
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 27, 2017: Music Casserole
Slight Smile
4. Apr 19, 2017: Brownian Motion
Slight Smile
2. May 03, 2017: Brownian Motion
Burnt In
5. Apr 15, 2017: Music Casserole
Burnt In
3. Apr 29, 2017: Music Casserole
Slight Smile

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2017-04-11
Experimental. Sounds like tape projects, samples, simple electronics. Nothing too harsh or weird, at the same time nothing overall atmospheric and blissful though there are elements of it all. Lots of brief pieces, which is welcome if rare, as if the artist realized these were ideas, and not death marches. Note: when artists go by their middle names...their seeming pomposity warrants a google search: A Ha!This guy has been around, an actor back in the 70's, "famous personage", a noted musician, academic, involved in soundtracks etc. It makes sense in this light that the music is advanced, wholesome, good, worthy. (I always am wary of giving away back stories like this in my reviews, rather allow the music to speak for itself. But ALAS: Its great. Really great.)

1) (4:40) starts with raw sample but is a chill strange atmospheric experimental feel 2) (2:45) a little heavier with the drone, lovely, careful: false ending about 30 seconds from end, very quiet 3) (4:07) pensive synth/piano keys, chill and kind of boreds of canada 4)* (3:50) samples: barking dogs, a subway, intense at first but dramatically shifts to a cinematic chill, that grows heavy, with sonic beats 5) (2:19) very minimal, chill sounds 6) (1:25) old school synth sound pulsing 7) (1:17) chill dreamy planetarium music with weird voice samples added 8) (1:06) brief sample art feel 9)* (4:48) beautiful droney, hypnotic, chill, nice fade out 10) (2:14) sample heavy, looped, layered, industrial noise feel really, excellent 11) (1:03) minimal chill, brief, spacey 12)* (1:43) sample heavy at first, my power drill, then a BIG hollow booming, lovely, wish he had looped this for 20 minutes, but again, as noted above... 13)* (8:29) fades in very quietly then is a dreamy piece that incorporates vocal samples, an english "bird" (shall we say) 14) (3:31) lovely dreamy looping with piano, Eno and Harold Budd would like this, provided adequate LSD

Track Listing
1. Into Bush   8. Full Stop
2. Clean Page   9. Save As
3. Hope Swims   10. Mud Larks
4. Burnt In   11. Trail Mix
5. Tight Stops   12. Stem Jars
6. Move More   13. Slight Smile
7. Shine Up   14. Colour Fullness