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    Shalabi Effect “Pink Abyss” [Alien8]

    First a masterpiece, then a mess…and now this, a
    messterpiece from these Montreal minstrels and their
    namesake mastermind, Sam (or Osama) Shalabi. This is
    another foray into the field of psychedelic poppies,
    aside from a gorgeous ballad on #2 featuring guest
    vocalist Elizabeth Anka Vajagic most of this teeters
    on the fence between hippy jam and even less focused
    sonic noodling. That being said, listened en toto
    from end to end this album creates its own landscape
    with tabla often as its touchstone. The short tonic
    track after the aforementioned ballad serves as an
    incredible shadow (with clarinet). The album is
    bookended by less organic, more orgonic materials. The
    initial cut is a flutey forest shredded by a sampler,
    the last cut sort of orbits in space around the turf
    that has been traversed earlier. While track #9 does
    recall their earlier galactic garden processionals,
    really all of this is enjoyable. It just tastes like
    it was taken out of the oven a tad too soon. Better
    that than too late…

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on February 13, 2005 at 3:07 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD,Format
  • 1 comment

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    hello;
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  • Comment by Anonymous, February 6th, 2006 12:43 am

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