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Various Artists — Looper's Delight Compilation CD: Volume 2
(Marathon 1998, 1998, 2CD)

by Dane Carlson, Published 2001-03-01

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This was an awesome Internet find. I discovered the Looper’s Delight web page one day and am the better for it. A site dedicated to the use of the tape loop; its origins, tech tips and resources for the modern looper. The contributors to the site compiled this CD. Of the two discs that make up this CD I can say there isn’t a dull moment. Yes, much of the music does bring to mind the work of Robert Fripp, but that is only the beginning. There are 22 tracks here, all solo works from around the globe. The music is primarily looped guitar with solo guitar over it; some artists add percussion, keyboards or bass. A Chapman Stick here, a Warr guitar there. There is also one odd little track called “Circus” about a boy whose father won’t let him see the circus; loops and strange voices make this track memorable. Looper’s Delight Volume 2 emerges as a great entry into the ambient category, as I love this kind of sound playing in the background. I highly recommend this to one and all.


Filed under: Archives, Issue 21, 1998 releases

Related artist(s): Markus Reuter, Various Artists

 

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