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ARTIST
TITLE
All We Can Do is Enjoy the Ride
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LN 030CD LN 030CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/6/2004

"Michael Zorn's second solo album was produced between 2002 and 2004 in his hometown of Berlin, in Hamburg, and on trains in between. The new album is a touch darker and more detailed than its precursor, yet retains a unique combination of melodic and rhythmic sensibilities that have become Zorn's trademark. A tune such as 'Morning News' with its thunderous bass and digital steppers' motion is almost instantly recognisable as a Zorn production. 'City of Industry' allies a commitment to finely machined music with the humanity of string swells, while 'This Was Supposed to Be the Future' displays a distinctly Berlin complex of intricate bass and drum construction offset by neon focused and utterly sublime melodies. 'Multiple Choices' revels in the city's well documented predilection for dubwise manuvers, 'Its Been so Long' delivers a seismic bass presence and an almost casual melody. From the three bonus CD cuts on offer, 'Gone' inhabits a place deep in the night of the city, the title cut seems to straddle the impulses of the album as a whole: futuristic sounds feeling the encouraging tug of their forebears, both forthright and reserved, complex and simple. making music this good seems to come easily to Zorn. Highly recommended for followers of Basic Channel, Monolake, Chain Reaction and all followers of deep, heavy bass-driven machine music."