Blow Up Hollywood | Take Flight

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Take Flight

by Blow Up Hollywood

Ambient, electronic soundscapes for quiet contemplation.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. RKK
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2. Eos
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3. Phoenixes and Pheasants
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4. Take Flight
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5. John C Lilly
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6. States of Matter
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7. Pilots of the Canadian Lights
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8. Solace
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9. If
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10. Areal Shift
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11. Because of Eva
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Album Notes
Blow Up Hollywood's fifth CD is a venture into a dream-like state, in which the listener is transported into the deep crevasses of the unconscious mind. Each piece is a short mediation that guides the listener on a journey of self-discovery. Haunting, yet beautiful, the sounds seem to emanate from another realm, instilling a sense of unsettling peace. Headphones on, lights out, listen . . . take flight.


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Chris Morgan

Beautifully Done!!!
I have two of their other CD's, Fake and The Diaries. Take Flight is very different, but I can still hear the essence of this band in the music. This, like their other CD's, comes straight from the heart. I highly reccomend it. Perfect with a glass of wine after a long day.


Enter the World of Blow Up Hollywood
Blow Up Hollywood's latest CD "Take Flight" is an aural journey of emotion, color, and sound. Melodies drift and swirl across the air creating image from vibration. With each track on "Take Flight" BUH exhibit their mastery in weaving image and sound into rich textures, creating an ambient world to envelop the listener, perfect for relaxation or artistic creation. For those who are new to the band, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sensory world that is Blow Up Hollywood.

the band's artistry through illustration as in the patterning of "States of Matter", the regression to calm in "Solace", and the serenity of "Because of Eva".

With each track on "Take Flight" Blow Up Hollywood exhibit their mastery in weaving image and sound into rich textures, creating an ambient world to envelop the listener, perfect for relaxation or artistic creation. Those familiar with Blow Up Hollywood will find "Take Flight" to be another resplendent odyssey. For those who are new to the band, sit back, relax, and allow them to take you into the sensory world that is Blow Up Hollywood.

Dan Trudeau

Not music
Honestly, I was expecting more from Take Flight. Yes, I agree, the following words describe this album perfectly: Ambient world, sound, relaxation, meditation, journey, self-discovery, etc. I am an avid fan of BUH but I have to admit, I am disapointed, this is not music. There are no melodies here, just sounds. Buy the Brian Eno instrumental boxset if you want to be 'transported into the deep crevasses of the unconscious mind', it is much better than this. However, kudos to BUH for trying something different. I am eagerly awaiting the next album due early 2011.

The Daily Vault

Take Flight - a soundtrack for the Introspective
Blow Up Hollywood’s music has been described as surreal and dreamy and their new album “Take Flight” as a soundtrack for the introspective, an album of moods as much as music, that is hauntingly melodic and instantly captivating. With limited vocals and no percussive elements. “Take Flight,” despite its somewhat abstract nature, is still very accessible with the familiar sound of piano and some nostalgic synths. This album may require some attention to discover its slightly insidious charms, but it is attention that will be well rewarded.

Even with the album’s abstract nature, Take Flight is not minimalist techno in the conventional sense. Although the album reflects a glimpse of the early techno sounds of the seventies with some throbbing lethargic synths on “States Of Matter,” this stuff is a far cry from trippy techno of Aphex Twin. In fact this music – due to its dreaminess – has more in common with a band like Sigur Rós, if a comparison needs to be made.

This is a disc that needs attention to be made any sense of what lies beneath its quieted surface. For such a vague and unconventional release, Take Flight is fairly uncomplicated. And for its banausic nature, Take Flight is intense and marvelous; it all lies in what the senses are willing pick up from beneath the album’s blanket of silence.

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Conceptual AND Relaxing
I suppose not everyone will understand it at first, but it's a treat once you ALLOW yourself to be absorbed in the beautiful music. Reminds me a bit of what I learned about tones and harmonics and "perfect sounds" in Physics courses I took years ago.

J. Flynn

Out of this WORLD!
LOVE the track Phoenixes and Pheasants! Outer-worldly. Also really like Pilots of the Canadian Lights.

Linda C

Definite shift from the norm!
I noticed the honest review of Dan Trudeau below. I can understand why he might have come to that conclusion given how each BUH album is so unique from one another. I too am used to hearing more traditional/classic music with singing. However, once I gave this album a chance, it really DID grow on me. It's great for when you're working on paintings or something. Watch the YouTube video for "Pilots of the Canadian Lights" and it might make more sense conceptually. While it might not be "traditional" music, it IS more than just "sound". I used to work at a modern art museum. There were paintings I LOVED immediately and over the course of a few years I grew bored with. Likewise, there were pieces of art I initially scratched my head and failed to understand. Often months or even years would pass and THEN it would hit me what it all meant. And usually THOSE were the works that "stuck" as life long favorites.