Harmonic 33

Music for Film, Television and Radio, Vol. 1

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Mark Pritchard and David Brinkworth's second Harmonic 33 album is much different than the first, 2002's Extraordinary People. Hip-hop is flushed out in favor of a wide spectrum of library music and '60s film scores. Despite all the noodling around, the two producers have created a concise 40-minute album with as many moods as ideas. Each track is liable to either remind you of a scene from a movie you've watched or help build imaginary sequences that run through your mind as you listen. It's all done with such understanding and detailed craft that it transcends pure kitsch. Highlights: the stalker vibes of "The Long Shadow," the uneasy float of the Twin Peaks-in-the-early-'60s "Carousel," the wild-card Raymond Scott-like "Space Interval" interludes.

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