This is not your professor's minimalism. This 2 CD from the Dielectric Minimalist All-Stars offers new interpretations of this often-academic genre, seeking to inject it with liberal doses of heaviness and electronic noise. Consider it mission accomplished, at least according to UK's The Wire magazine, who named the Minimalist All-Stars one of their Top Ten Electronic Albums of 2004. [i!] is the creation of a variety of musicians and composers grouped together under the fictitious and ridiculous All-Star moniker. This recording was built around a core trio, consisting of sound artist Loren Chasse, free jazz drummer Jason Levis and experimental turntablist Die Elektrischen. The raw tracks were then either arranged and mixed by Die Elektrischen (disc one) or passed on to six outside producers (disc two), whose work ranges from indie electronica (Chris Palmatier, Carson Day) to breakcore (Sote) to noise (Gerritt).
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