Reformed Faction / War Against..., The
Album: War Against..., The   Collection:General
Artist:Reformed Faction   Added:Oct 2007
Label:Soleilmoon Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-04 Pull Date: 2008-01-06 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 2 Nov 18
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 07, 2008: I <3 Life & Yr Callous Neglect/Refusal
The Wild Wasps Of Summer Blood
3. Nov 17, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Cord-War Creeper
2. Nov 28, 2007: Brownian Motion
Cord-War Creeper
4. Nov 13, 2007: radio randomulance
Cord-War Creeper

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-10-30
Experimental collages, pieces composed from fragments of improvisations. Nothing harsh or brutal, mostly echoey samples, arranged, chill, cerebral. Incorporates organic instruments: drum, strings, guitar, bells and other percussion in addition to samplings of voice, sound sources. A couple tracks have “song-like” rhythms, structure.

1) strings, sparse drum, a brief notion or afterthought
2) chill, creepy tone with drums, sampled buried melodies and a low drone
3) looped samples, echoey, bursts of tones
4) brief, slightly melodic tone and rhythm
5) spooky low tones, echoey
6) doomy slow plod rhythm with clunky percussion for 1st ~90sec, then treated voice and more creepiness, goes through chill parts, drony ones, disparate
7) chill droney looped tone with passages of manipulated voice
8) chill, bells, quiet strings, voice, collage-like grows louder toward end
9) bells, quiet
10) brief, some things put together
11) brief, mild melody in samples, voice
12) electro rhythm, chill midpaced with swirling electronics and tones
13) quiet fade-in, slow to build drone with spooky feel, percussion
14) samples abound, collage, spooky dark feel overall
15) deep low drone, chill
16) off kilter percussion/beat, bursts of other percussion, tones

Track Listing
1. Micha   9. Illustrious And Unknown
2. The Rotted Stick That Screeches Lying   10. The Hostile Powers Have Left Us
3. Hollerei   11. Diesel-Stammer
4. Fish Build   12. The War Against...
5. In Advance Of The Broken Arc   13. The Frost That Kills The Germs Of Laissez-Faire
6. Cord-War Creeper   14. The Wild Wasps Of Summer Blood
7. Sliver-Fuse   15. Viaducts Break Ranks
8. Shadow Book Of Flowers   16. The Lighting Gas