Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Seven Hours Sleep
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Rock
hirofantv | 04/16/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Hafler Trio are just enigmatically pseudo-scientific enough, and aesthetically concise, to make even a release like Seven Hours Sleep somehow worthwhile. But it is not some of the more interesting work the group has released. The endless and unbroken sea of lo-fi samples and tinny effects gets downright dreary after a little while, and it's just a bit too random feeling. Not terribly engaging. There's a part of me that still likes it anyhow, though I'm not sure I could explain why -- but unless you are a H30 fan already and need this as a part of your collection, I'd advise you to check out some other H30 releases first."
Another key piece of 80s experimental music
gone daddy gone | 12/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Allegedly based on dream research, this is non-academic electroacoustic/musique concrete at it's finest. If you enjoyed the "orphee" period collaborations between Pierre's Henry and Schaeffer you will love this, it's really that good. And for the rest of you who have no idea what I am talking about, get out and discover experimental music already! There is this vast wealth of music beyond Radiohead, Sigur Ros and whatever other pop bands try to pass themselves off as avant garde. Seriously, it's time to challenge your mind and let your sense of hearing grow beyond "DO RE ME". And this is a great place to start."
_-- | Stykkishˇlmur, Iceland | 03/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Contrary to what a previous reviewer stated, the conception and delivery of this album are pristine! I don't see how anyone can pass this off as "Blah!!!". There is so much diversity between every second, ever minute, every track.
The sound does get a little thin, at times. Not as full as McKenzie's recent releases, but most definitely an well-crafted album. While it is, indeed, quite scattered with what he decides to use, it, still, has a certain flow to it. That flow is what keeps it from being a bunch of dissonant, tired noises.
It all leads up to "Seven Hours", which is the best on the album. Everything lines up in perfection at that, and it ends with such a noticeable beauty. The sounds become articulated to an almost perfect point. Not many "artists" can do that, at all.
As cliché as it sounds, listen to it with an open mind; don't expect anything and everything."