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This Month's Soundtrack

By Tracy Katz | February 1, 2008

These inspiring albums remind us that music is just as much about the process as the end result.

  1. Eccotonic: Flow Motion
  2. Joseph Livingstone: The Futility Room
  3. Norman Fairbanks: 7 Days Microsleep
  4. They Might Be Giants: The Else
  5. Underworld: Oblivion with Bells

ECCOTONIC: FLOW MOTION

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Flow Motion

man standing in long hall

Eccotonic

Working under the name Eccotonic, film composer and recording artist Cato is a true do-it-yourselfer who created most of this electronica/lounge album inside the computer.

JOSEPH LIVINGSTONE: THE FUTILITY ROOM

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The Futility Room

man standing in front of bushes

Joseph Livingstone

These orchestral works were performed with just one keyboard and a few modules.

NORMAN FAIRBANKS: 7 DAYS MICROSLEEP

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7 Days Microsleep

man playing musical toy

Norman Fairbanks

The entire album was written for and played on a Yamaha Tenori-on.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: THE ELSE

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The Else

man playing accordian

John Linnell of They Might Be Giants

TMBG is quirky and fun, as always. Look for our exclusive interview with them in next month's issue.

UNDERWORLD: OBLIVION WITH BELLS

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Oblivion with Bells

two men standing with guitar

Underworld

A tribute to live electronics, dance, and the thrill of improvising under pressure.

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