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Post Global Music
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
Multi-instrumentalist David Pajo, formerly of Tortoise and Slint, is Aerial M. His solitary recordings cross the former group's eclecticism with the latter's stark austerity. Both factors make this music ripe for remixing;... more »
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Multi-instrumentalist David Pajo, formerly of Tortoise and Slint, is Aerial M. His solitary recordings cross the former group's eclecticism with the latter's stark austerity. Both factors make this music ripe for remixing; like a Rorschach ink blot, the source material provides numerous opportunities for interpreters of various stripes to find bits of themselves to amplify, and it also leaves each remixer plenty of room to do his thing. Two DJs give radically different perspectives on "Wedding Song #3": ex-UNKLE member Flacco enlivens the tune with percolating synthetic percussion and bubbling synthesizers, while DJ Your Food slices and dices the original into an ethereal swirl bound by a recurring classical guitar figure. The Tied and Tickled Trio decisively transforms its track by layering acoustic instruments to achieve a loungy ambiance. Bundy K. Brown, who was Pajo's predecessor in Tortoise, weaves a broad and moody tapestry by sampling fragments the entire Aerial M catalog. --Bill Meyer
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A consuming pastiche of aural delights; an inflatable dirge.
ROLLO | Korea | 03/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dave Pajo, instrumentalist extraordinaire, has churned out a classic. An erstwhile member or performer with such luminaries in post-mod rock as Slint, Tortoise, Stereolab, Palace and King Kong, Pajo has a formidable cv. With this outing, he proves his value to each of the above-mentioned and also carves his own specific niche in the music pantheon."Post-Global" is an ambient journey, without the typical schmaltz that seems to accompany many recordings falling under that banner. Specifically, Pajo's hard-edged rock guitar is cleverly maintained within the buttery landscapes created by remixers Food, Bundy, Flacco and Tied and Tickle Trio. His uncompromising compositional skills shine throughout each track; making us aware through them of the numerous music influences Pajo brings to this recording. Although some have decried Pajo's music as "anti-fundamentalist tripe," and posited him as an "analog heretic; another angry young turk" overall Pajo seems unfazed. As he said in a recent interview with "Fetish" magazine - "I just make music for my family." And with this latest recording, I think his family just got a little bigger."