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ARTIST
TITLE
Slacker Journal
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NEO 015CD NEO 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/6/2002

"Bauri's debut album is here. Slacker Journal is music for contemplation; beautiful mood music that is subtle, melancholy, entrancing and hypnotic. Like much of Neo Ouija's recent output, the complexity, intricacy and construction of each piece is staggering. Bauri's music evolves at a languid, mesmerizing pace and with amazing attention to detail. Bauri (aka Martin Abrahammson) has a natural touch when it comes to building a track up, layer upon layer, before allowing it to dissolve again. Slacker Journal like Bauri's numerous EP's, is oddly esoteric yet surprisingly addictive. The 9 tracks on Slacker Journal, which included 'Vintetar', are despite their length, all over far too quickly. The album features classic Bauri styled pieces like 'Twinkle Stars' with its smooth, rather eerie Vangelis-esque pads (think the introduction to 'Blade Runner') and is showered in glittering fx, or the aquatic, uneasy 'Kolikok', which drones, bubbles, flutters and bursts over an alien heartbeat. Then there are the more brooding tracks like 'Knusfilur', suffused with warm droning melodies and clunking percussion over which a lustrous wind-chimed melody unravels, or the exquisite 'Snowflake' which whistles, stutters and chatters over a relentless looped bassline. Some may find Slacker Journal heavy going but the album's remarkable cohesiveness really demands that the whole album be listened to in one sitting. What's often noticeable about many albums is that they simply end after 'x' number of tracks. Slacker Journal, however, concludes thanks to the expertly created title track, which works wonderfully when listened to in context, i.e. after the rest of the album has been heard."