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The Language Of Cities

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Ambassador Of Cinema
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The Language
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Moving With Heavy Hearts
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Keep It Gold
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Being A President Is Like Riding A Tiger
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Cities
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A common Interest In Science
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There Will Always Be Someone Behind You
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Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 49:58

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New Maserati

POGB

This album is a decent instrumental rock album, though a little straightforward and repetitive when compared to other bands in the genre. Maserati does has a new album coming out on Temporary Residence (June 2007). It would be nice to see it up here, eMusic, when it comes out!

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Sub-Mogwai

perpetualpantohorse

The featured review is a bit hopeful. This is rather dull sub-mogwai. Cheers up on the last track, which is worth getting if you like this sort of thing.

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Maserati’s use of standard rock instrumentation and explorations of musical forms outside the genre may have come a few years too late — bands like Tortoise and Shipping News being only two of the many acts to excel at this in the mid-’90s. Still, Language of Cities is an excellent debut from a post-rock band whose Athens, GA, roots would imply a more Brian Wilson-esque approach to songwriting. Though most songs meander thoughtfully through tremolo-filled guitar passages tinted with soft-brushed cymbals, songs like “Keep It Gold” go for the more complex, forward-churning tendencies of bands like Polvo. The open spaces on songs like “Being a President Is Like Riding a Tiger” suggest that these guys have listened to some of the more organic IDM and ambient electronic music like Labradford or Aphex Twin, building textures instead of stringing along notes. Hardly a breakthrough, Language of Cities is more like a retrospective of all that was great about the last decade’s instrumental rock without all the missteps that have made the genre such a cliché. – Daphne Carr

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