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Gear doesn't make music. People make music. Huntley Miller did it fine in his pre-Cepia days, exploring rock, free improvisation, and live drum 'n 'bass in and around his native Minneapolis with a broad assortment of colleagues and a carload of equipment. But only after he dumped most of his analog gear in favor of a Mac G4 did the budding experimentalist's muse fully exit her shell, imbuing the Dowry EP with a playfulness all too rarely encountered in sequenced digitalia. Miller usually keeps one foot in the IDM he still makes; the title track's beats suggest a nanobot parade. Even in the midst of the untrammeled abstraction of "Countrytime," his potent melodic bent stays active.