Kosik

Tiem Parade

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Tiem Parade is much different than the other albums Matt Borghi self-released. It has rhythm. Not just rhythms: beats. His droning ambient synthesizers meet the programmed beats, basslines, and surly textures of Michael Kirson-Goldapper (aka Kosik). The 12 pieces form an unbroken 45-minute opus. The ride is eventful, ranging from experimental, unsettling drones up to toe-tapping ethnic fusion rhythms and drum'n'bass episodes. The two artists have worked separately, Borghi laying down the base tracks and Kirson-Goldapper adding his own touches afterwards. So it means that the synergy and complicity you hear doesn't really exist -- it doesn't matter, the music flows effortlessly and with cohesion. The basslines, which change from jazz grooves to techno pummeling, anchor the music in a way that should be contradictory to Borghi's ethereal soundscapes, but his colleague did it tastefully. Some tracks sound a bit too easy ("Agnus Dei," for instance, too generic), but cuts like "Haverhill" and "Shudder" have a lot to offer. And the microtonal shifts and dark drones in "Anselmo" remind you of the exploratory nature of Tiem Parade, despite its more crowd-pleasing looks.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:00
2
3:41
3
2:44
4
4:12
5
2:46
6
3:53
7
4:34
8
4:03
9
3:13
10
3:34
11
3:39
12
6:39
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