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Things You Already Know / Campbell [Vinyl]


Release Date: 01/28/2014 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: INN861  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Things You Already Know is Chris Campbell's third album for Innova. It's full of luscious piano loops, soaring melodic outbursts from strings, fuzzy guitars, sporadic kicking grooves, and skittish scraping of junk hardware in the basement - a little Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Mike Oldfield, Olivier Messiaen, and a whole lot of Campbell. Things You Already Know is Chris Campbell's third album for Innova. It's full of luscious piano loops, soaring melodic outbursts from strings, fuzzy guitars, sporadic kicking grooves, and skittish scraping of junk hardware in the basement - a little Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Mike Oldfield, Olivier Messiaen, and a whole lot of Campbell. Read less

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Soothing, pleasant and a little unsettling February 25, 2014 By Daniel Coombs See All My Reviews "Chris Campbell is a very unique artist. He is a composer whose music rides a blurred line between "new music", easy listening, jazz and 'new age' That description works mainly for people looking for a focal point. The reality is that Campbell's music defies description. Even info on his website acknowledges that his music is frequently “oscillating between the comforting and the exotic, with occasional creepy moments” (Time Out Chicago). This is prevalent in the opening track, "Form = Emptiness" and again in the Celtic inspired "Lord Byron" that does have some genuinely ghostly moments as well. The title track, "Things You Already Know" is particularly interesting with its separated, pointilistic little snippets of sound that sound like a piano piece from a time and place ago. I was also fascinated by the bizarre "Water Variations" featuring some 'home made' instruments (perhaps by Tom Fox, as credited in Chris' website) The guitar and dulcimer like sounds are crude and the pitches veer near quarter tones as Campbell creates a set of sounds that is - at once- mesmerizing and creepy. The album close with "Emptiness = Form" which does sound related to the initial mirror version that opens this album. I cannot emphasize enough the unique, lovely and somewhat eery taste of this music. I do recommend it with the listener realizing this will be a unique, but rewarding, experience. The sound on this audiophile vinyl is superb, by the way and serves the very intricate nature of the sound sources and the original recording integrity very well!" Report Abuse
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