Various Artists

TRR50: Thank You

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It took Temporary Residence a little longer to get it out than fans would have liked -- as the catalog numbers and releases kept flowing the magic number 50 sat in limbo for over a year, but TRR50: Thank You finally arrived and upon listening, it was worth the wait. The 11 tracks gathered here are all exclusive, making the collection more than a mere label sampler and more a fan letter to fans (thus the "Thank You" of the title), including a 24-page booklet featuring art solicited by TR from their admiring public. The mood of the collection is set with Fridge and their nine-minute daydream "Five Combs." The expansiveness displayed by Fridge is representative of many of the artists here -- Explosions in the Sky, Tarantel, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Sybarite, Sonna -- all moving outward in different directions from the same contemplative center that in many ways defines the Temporary Residence sound. Rumah Sakit and Parlour provide some louder, pulse-quickening moments that give the collection a much-needed balance.

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