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Michael Mantler
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Michael Mantler
Title: Alien
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Label: Ecm Import
Release Date: 3/6/2001
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042282763921

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Quite a pair these two
fred udrah | south california | 07/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mostly dark, and forboding. Very soundtrackish. Like alot of Mantler's music, there is subtle beauty within the gloom. Plus ex- mother of invention Don Preston actually uses a drum machine as an instrument (as opposed to a bombastic timekeeper). He adds some "nice" synth work as well. On cut 3 the duo break into a odd jam that reminds one of the progressive rock of 'crimson', 'soft machine' and even 'elp'. Quite a pair these two. Not for fans of the Backstreet Boys."
Dark Avant-prog of the first order
D. P. Fisher | Los Angeles, CA USA | 09/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I really liked this Mantler CD. Most of the Mantler I own has vocals of some sort by luminaries such as Robert Wyatt, Kevin Coyne & others. This one is totally instrumental but what dark & atmospheric stuff. Almost reminds me in places of the great band Univers Zero. This is a good one for people into dark progressive. A little sparse in places but when the drums kick in it's almost RIO (Rock in Opposition) or Zuehl like musically.
A good one."