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The Effective Disconnect [Import]

Brian McBride, Brian McBride Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Oct 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Kranky Records
  • ASIN: B003Y7PMJA
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,554 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Melodrames Telegraphies (In B Major 7th) Part 1
2. Melodrames Telegraphies (In B Major 7th) Part 2
3. Girl Nap
4. Several Tries (In an Unelevated Style)
5. Supposed Essay On the Piano (B Major Piano Adagietto)
6. Toil Theme Part 1
7. Toil Theme Part 2
8. Toil Theme Part 3
9. Beekeepers Vs. Warfare Chemicals
10. I Know That You Don't Like the Future Like I Do
11. Chamber Minuet

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Hive To Home 6 July 2011
By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I have a great fondness for bees. Creatures with a mission fascinate me.
Brian McBride has created some very beautiful music for his album 'Effective
Disconnect' (an adaptation of the soundtrack to the wonderful documentary
'Vanishing Of The Bees' by George Langworthy and Maryam Henein - 2009).

Scored substantially for strings, intermittent brass and subtle electronics,
the soundworld brought to life by Mr McBride is lyrical, warm, reflective
and profoundly moving. A fitting tribute to the small heroes of the film.

The eleven sections which make up the recording take their time to live and
breathe. They share more than a little kinship with the works of Max Richter
and Johann Johannsson in their slow-burning intensity. Sky music. Night music.

The languid sonorities captured in 'Several Tries (In An Unelevated Style)'
are particularly magical. Close your eyes and you may hear a thousand
tiny pairs of wings beating in the background as dark storm clouds gather.

Occasionally, as with the truly lovely composition 'Supposed Essay On The
Piano (B Major Piano Adagietto)', a little more detail rises above the
shimmering surface of the sonic plain. Here the haunting brass and piano
parts create another layer of texture and complexity against the gentle
pulse of the luminous string threnody. The cumulative effect is sublime.

The sum of all its parts add up to a coherent and emotionally riveting whole.
The simple truth of the music is its greatest strength. Just like a prayer.

Highly Recommended.

(If bees are your thing can I take a moment to point you in the
direction of two wonderful books : 'The Hive - The Story of The
Honeybee and Us' by Bee (really!) Wilson and 'Bees - Nine Lectures
On The Nature Of Bees' by Rudolph Steiner. Happy reading!)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Headphone Commute Review 8 Feb 2011
By Headphone Commute - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
In a strange turn of events I came face to face with a bee today. It was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and a bee slowly landed on my mouse right when I was reaching out for it. It looked weak and wasn't at all spooked by my sudden movement. The coincidence is that I was meaning to review Brian McBride's new album the Effective Disconnect all week, but never got to it. This album is the official soundtrack for the movie The Vanishing of the Bees, a documentary investigating Colony Collapse Disorder, a condition that is currently threatening the bees and the welfare of the people around them. I feel as if this bee was suffering the consequences of this now widespread disease. For many people Brian McBride does not need an introduction. As one half of the duo Stars of the Lid, famous for their cinematic drones, he has been around in the minimalist ambient scene for almost two decades. Together, they literally have been setting the tone for contemporary musicians working in genres ranging from modern classical to drone. But even after hearing many artists working within a similar genre, there is no beating the real thing. And so after releasing his widely praised first solo effort When the Detail lost It's Freedom (Kranky, 2005) in 2005 he now presents us the Effective Disconnect. Although on first listen this record does not seem to stray far from the sound STOL got famous for, this cd does convey a very specific change in style. The on and off swelling layers of sound are still there, but there is a decreased emphasis on repetition. Instead, Brian introduces many different themes that seeminglessly flow over into each other. And even though the slow movements and stretched-outness of themes used to be one of the fortes of STOL, a increased emphasis on melody treats the listener to a very rustic yet emotional listening experience. While striving to present the listener with a a piece that justifies the gloriousness of the bees through hopeful themes, the mood of the music quickly turns into a heavy and emotional account. I feel that "With Several Tries (in an Unelevated Style)" really conveys the gloomy tenor of the documentary. And the following track "Supposed Essay on the Piano (B major piano Adagietto) " builds on this with a French horn melody that is supported by a sustained string section in the background. For me the pivotal piece is "Beekeepers vs. Warfare Chemicals". The track starts with a high pitched chime-melody and goes on with a build up of strings that finally culminates into an almost aching piano piece. After this, we are introduced to the protagonists of the documentary through isolated bee wisps that fill the silent elements of "I Know That You Don't Like the Future Like I Do". The slow purring sound the bee makes, feels as if this bee is also contemplating landing on someone's computer mouse. I read in several reviews of this cd that the change to more rapidly changing melodies is a bad thing. They were longing for the stretched horns and guitar-based drones that SOTL once brought to us. But Brian McBride has been moving away from this form of composing in favor of a multitude of motives and this was already noticeable in When the Detail Lost It's Freedom (Kranky, 2005). I feel that this new direction is proving fruitful and as I get more familiar with the sounds, their influence over my mood increases. It's an excellent record and a welcome addition to the record collection of anyone that likes Tim Hecker, Brian Eno, and Stars of the Lid.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous 11 Mar 2014
By Michael Floyd - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
A lovely and profound recording. But also melancholy. I have not seen the documentary yet which this music is merged with.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this album 26 Mar 2013
By Michelle Fronk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This album is really great for anyone interested in neo-classical or instrumental music or other projects of McBride's. I definitely recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous. Mesmerizing. 6 Sep 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
If you enjoy the Stars of the Lid, then you will likely enjoy this album too: Beautiful, oscillating, minimal but still emotional music. Really mesmerizing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Headphone Commute Review 4 July 2011
By Headphone Commute - Published on Amazon.com
In a strange turn of events I came face to face with a bee today. It was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and a bee slowly landed on my mouse right when I was reaching out for it. It looked weak and wasn't at all spooked by my sudden movement. The coincidence is that I was meaning to review Brian McBride's new album the Effective Disconnect all week, but never got to it. This album is the official soundtrack for the movie The Vanishing of the Bees, a documentary investigating Colony Collapse Disorder, a condition that is currently threatening the bees and the welfare of the people around them. I feel as if this bee was suffering the consequences of this now widespread disease. For many people Brian McBride does not need an introduction. As one half of the duo Stars of the Lid, famous for their cinematic drones, he has been around in the minimalist ambient scene for almost two decades. Together, they literally have been setting the tone for contemporary musicians working in genres ranging from modern classical to drone. But even after hearing many artists working within a similar genre, there is no beating the real thing. And so after releasing his widely praised first solo effort When the Detail lost It's Freedom (Kranky, 2005) in 2005 he now presents us the Effective Disconnect. Although on first listen this record does not seem to stray far from the sound STOL got famous for, this cd does convey a very specific change in style. The on and off swelling layers of sound are still there, but there is a decreased emphasis on repetition. Instead, Brian introduces many different themes that seeminglessly flow over into each other. And even though the slow movements and stretched-outness of themes used to be one of the fortes of STOL, a increased emphasis on melody treats the listener to a very rustic yet emotional listening experience. While striving to present the listener with a a piece that justifies the gloriousness of the bees through hopeful themes, the mood of the music quickly turns into a heavy and emotional account. I feel that "With Several Tries (in an Unelevated Style)" really conveys the gloomy tenor of the documentary. And the following track "Supposed Essay on the Piano (B major piano Adagietto) " builds on this with a French horn melody that is supported by a sustained string section in the background. For me the pivotal piece is "Beekeepers vs. Warfare Chemicals". The track starts with a high pitched chime-melody and goes on with a build up of strings that finally culminates into an almost aching piano piece. After this, we are introduced to the protagonists of the documentary through isolated bee wisps that fill the silent elements of "I Know That You Don't Like the Future Like I Do". The slow purring sound the bee makes, feels as if this bee is also contemplating landing on someone's computer mouse. I read in several reviews of this cd that the change to more rapidly changing melodies is a bad thing. They were longing for the stretched horns and guitar-based drones that SOTL once brought to us. But Brian McBride has been moving away from this form of composing in favor of a multitude of motives and this was already noticeable in When the Detail Lost It's Freedom (Kranky, 2005). I feel that this new direction is proving fruitful and as I get more familiar with the sounds, their influence over my mood increases. It's an excellent record and a welcome addition to the record collection of anyone that likes Tim Hecker, Brian Eno, and Stars of the Lid.
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