Ilium

Plexiglass Cube [EP]

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If classical composer, Paul Hindemith were born, oh, about 60 years later than he was, and if he loved indie-rock instead of "the old masters," then his pieces would probably sound like Ilium. This terrific little three-piece of bass, guitar and drums performs dense, melodic, complex and ultimately satisfying compositions that fall someplace between Captain Beefheart and, well...Paul Hindemith. Contrapuntal, interlocking parts--with the drums played in such a way that even they become part of the tapestry--make for a fascinating disc that will reveal something new with each listen. With touches of backwards tapes, abrupt tempo changes and odd time signatures, there's a lot of music crammed into five itty-bitty tracks. Look ma, no track listings!

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:56
2
3:40
3
4:32
4
4:01
5
6:28
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