Applebaum, Mark / Sock Monkey
Album: Sock Monkey   Collection:Classical
Artist:Applebaum, Mark   Added:Oct 2008
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-07-19 Pull Date: 2009-09-20 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Sep 20 Sep 13 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 16 Jul 26
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 16, 2013: Music Casserole
Variations On Variations On A Theme By Mozart (2006)
4. Aug 28, 2009: Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition
Variations On Variations On A Theme By Mozart
2. Sep 16, 2009: Brownian Motion
On The Nature Of The Modern Age
5. Aug 28, 2009: Vicodin Music
Theme In Search Of Variations I
3. Sep 11, 2009: Memory Select - w/The Bad Plus
Martian Anthropology 9
6. Aug 18, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah (sub)
Entre Funerailles I [Brian McWhorter, trumpet]

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-18
From a Stanford professor: Modern classical music with a sense of fun and quite a few pieces in a fast-moving but spare vein, quite action-packed. Mostly acoustic instruments in small groups, but some electronics apply on 8-10 and there's also the homemade mouseketier on 1.

1- Hard-edged, cartoony brass. Quiet percussion interludes for sound-sculpture: wooden sounds, twangy sounds, rattling.
2- Barking horns again, some strings as well. Sparse but active feel.
3- Percussion: rolling and dynamic. Ends quietly.
4- Stabbing percussion and piano, squawking clarinet. Abstract and fast-moving.
5- Sounds mostly improvised. Abstract criss-crossings of piano, flute, trumpet, with some pecking unison lines later
6- Mozart classical that gets increasingly weird and loud (but stays flowery). Crazy prepared piano stuff.
7- Solo trumpet, perky and dynamic.
8- Fast, active. Heavy in violin (lots of bow bouncing & other tricks) and bass clarinet.
9- Slow, dramatic washes of electronics.
11- Quiet electronics rustling; pecking, peppery piano comes in after a couple minutes
12- The lone orchestral piece. Busy and multifaceted, it slows down after a brisk start but still gives the feeling of a lot going on.

Track Listing
1. Magnetic North (2006)   6. Variations On Variations On A Theme By Mozart (2006)
2. The Composer's Middle Period (2007)   7. Entre Funerailles I (1999)
3. Theme In Search Of Variations I (2004)   8. Martian Anthropology 7?8?9 (2006)
4. Theme In Search Of Variations Ii (2007)   9. On The Nature Of The Modern Age (2005)
5. Theme In Search Of Variations Iii (2008)   10. Sock Monkey (2007)