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ARTIST
TITLE
Unwound from the Wood
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
QS 174CD QS 174CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/21/2006

This is the second album from Düsseldorf-based Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka, Tonetraeger) and Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot, Mapstation), with vocals and lyrics by Scottish author Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Mogwai). Combining gentle seduction with high tension, Unwound from the Wood features mature electro-pop with subtle wind sections, guitar themes and sophisticated rhythms. These songs are admirably flexible, revealing R&B-style diary entries, shimmering instrumentals and trips that take us to the great pop songwriting-factories of the '60s. Looking at the old form from new angles is where the story of Music A.M. begins. Artifacts from dancefloors past pulse in warm color, yet the music is not entirely smooth and simple. Unwound from the Wood sees the band somersaulting towards the heartlands of pop, while delving deeper into the well of warped micro-rhythmic whimsy. Eleven songs teem with sparkling electronics, driving drum patterns, whirlpools of guitar and Rhodes, choirs beamed in from distant solar systems, all laid out on beds of the bluest bass and brass, accompanied by stories of love, loss, longing and libido.