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soundings

by BoxKite

The Boards of Canada meet up with Tortoise and the mid-60's Miles Davis Quintet. A rock-jazz-electronic stew.
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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1. Accept Advice
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2. There We Are
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3. Those Eyes
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4. Every Other Word
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5. January Nights
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6. Not Only Everything
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7. Moon Observers Handbook
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8. All The In Between
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9. 1000 Chairs
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Album Notes
"One step beyond is the direction by which creative man has been moving since time began." - Jackie McLean, jazz musician

BoxKite experiments with form rather than without form, as a kind of experimenting traditionalism or a progressive conservatism. BoxKite does not strive to defy or ignore musical boundaries. Instead, they explore the details and implications of those boundaries; bending, twisting, and finding relationships between seemingly disparate musical elements.

"Interesting and musically courageous, BoxKite is an outfit you should have both eyes fixated on." - Smother Magazine

"'Soundings' is a subtle affair where even vocal tracks such as 'Those Eyes' exist in a subdued aura of minimalist melancholia." Soundings "reaches a real high point, though, with the centrepiece track 'January Nights' comprising a warm, addictive melody and a cheeky little sample of Erik Satie 'Gymnopedies' in between." - Leonard's Lair


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In the spirit of Tortoise and The Sea and Cake, BoxKite stews up a feast of electronic rockjazz, coined by these guys as,"The Kinks meet up with the mid-60's Miles Davis Quintet and Boards of Canada." With the chilled out, looping qualities and rich atmospheres so associated with electronica captured with a rock attitude and jazz-type harmonic intelligence, Boxkite satiates the most expansive sense of aural hunger.

Anne Tangeman, The Lawrencian

Atmospheric with metallic sounds and beats interspersed with more organic sounds
(Soundings is)... watery, atmospheric,
and mellow, while not boring. It’s
not all waterfalls and clouds floating
by, though. There are industrial
elements throughout, with metallic
sounds and repetitive beats interspersed
with more organic sounds,
from acoustic guitar to the sound of
cicadas. Nine tracks with titles such
as “Moon Observers Handbook”
and “1000 Chairs” seem varied
while the tracks actually play well
as a whole piece.

Leonard's Lair

No shortage of ideas
Boasting no shortage of ideas 'Soundings' most closely fits in to the experimental jazz/post-rock filing cabinet. 'Soundings' is a subtle affair where even vocal tracks such as 'Those Eyes' exist in a subdued aura of minimalist melancholia. Stewart reaches a real high point, though, with the centrepiece track 'January Nights' comprising a warm, addictive melody and a cheeky little sample of Erik Satie 'Gymnopedies' in between.

Smother.net

Interesting and musically courageous
Blending jazz with minimalism and electronic ambience, BoxKite succeed on some levels. A Lawrence, Kansas outfit, they’re probably a bit out of touch with the local scene to some extent—everything I’ve heard out of that great city has been predominantly indie rock or pop, rarely anything this crafty or leftfield. Interesting and musically courageous, BoxKite is an outfit you should have both eyes fixated on.

Download.com

Incorporating catchy with cool
What if post-rock decided it was high time to unchain the melody? This Lawrence outfit shows the affinity for fumbling fringework that makes you love those gloomy Canadian bands, but isn't afraid to latch onto something approximating a hook too.