Genres: drone rock, instrumental rock
1226 N. Fourth St
St. Charles, MO
May 3 - 9 2004
Musicfor is an instrumental rock duo comprised of Stephen
Favazza and Greg Frothingham. Together, they compose
dreamy, sparse tunes using guitar and electronics as their principal
instruments. This makes for an enjoyable, relaxing listen -
assuming your attention span is patient enough to handle it.
This nearly hour-long disc seems to be moreso one composition than
a collection of tracks. In a somewhat GYBE! and Fly
Pan Am style, Musicfor puts together slow, gradual pieces
of sound - frequently with more focus on atmosphere than melody.
However, 56min/41sec isn't nearly as dramatic and epic as any Godspeed
album; instead, it is much more relaxed and flowing, perfect for an
afternoon chill-out or a bedtime lullaby.
To single out particular songs is senseless; for the most part,
this is a guitar-led album; its melodies are simple, repeated, and yet
mind-consolingly pleasurable. 56min/41sec is a strong and
rewarding album, though Musicfor's audience will be limited to
those who have the patience to sit back and enjoy it.
[Vitals: 7 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2003]