Bogenschutzer | Simple City

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Simple City

by Bogenschutzer

Second album of cinematic instrumentals. "Serene, abstract, pulsating. Highly recommended." - Readings Monthly. For lovers of Boards of Canada, Tortoise, Susumu Yokota
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. The Arrival
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2. Slow Morning
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3. Another Dream
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4. Simple City
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5. Short Ride
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6. The Creek
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7. Very Serious Men
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8. Freeway Design
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9. Little Fruits
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10. Plucked
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11. Granted
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12. Schluss
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Album Notes
'Bogenschutzer' is electronic composer/musician Matt Archer.
"Simple City" is his second full length album, following the 2005 self-titled release "Bogenschutzer".

"Serene, abstract, pulsating even quirky are a few words that come to mind when describing the second recording from Melbourne composer Matt Archer aka. Bogenschutzer. From the opening track "The Arrival", a beautiful ambient work with a wonderful bassline, he never lets the music just roll along, there is always something happening, and on each subsequent listening you will constantly discover new sounds. For this reviewer I heard elements of rock music ("Freeway Design" and "Plucked") and a kind of electronic folk music ("Very Serious Men" and "Little Fruits") but I don't really want to single out any particular tracks as every track has something to offer. A work of great imagination. Highly recommended. " - Phil Richards (Readings Monthly, Australia)

For lovers of Boards of Canada, Tortoise & Susumu Yokota, Bogenschutzer seamlessly blends ambient & beat driven works for a cinematic musical journey.

The sounds are put together at DesTone studio, a collection of keyboards, piano, computers, percussive & toy instruments,in Melbourne, Australia.

Praise for "Bogenschutzer" (2005):

" of the biggest surprises for me, this self titled album is pure gold." - Evan Carr, Arrhythmia PBS 106.7FM

"A stellar recorded debut...this record washes over you" - Richard Mohr, Readings Monthly, Australia


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John Book, Music For America

The sound tetures in this city is anything but simple
Tranquil electronic music, this is what I would call the sounds of Simple City by an artist who calls himself Bogenschutzer.

Some people may hear this and compare him to Boards Of Canada and Tortoise, but I would also compare him to the lighter moments of Jazzanova and even Supersilent. Every song has something to say, even though they're all instrumentals. It's similar to waking up for a dream, but realizing that your world is now animated, and now you have to find the right music to match those mental visuals. This would be that album, where you have these well-thought out soundscapes mixed in with a bit of depth, showing that the sounds are anything but random. Some of it sounds cartoonish, while other times it may be something bordering on the edge of synth and keyboard craziness without being forced. There are moments on the CD where the sound does push itself to the limit, only for the other sounds to pull it back to shore.

The rhythms and beats are light, and the surrounding sounds are a mixture of computerized synth sequencers and whatever else Bogenschutzer can find within the vicinity, everything from an 'ukulele to a recorder, and what does make it on the CD sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be. Give it a serious listen, and you'll find the sound textures in this city is anything but simple.