"Window Music" CDR
Genres: solo guitar, blues, country
Bryan Day / PE
3803 S 25th St.
Omaha, NE 68107
Nov 25 - Dec 1 2002
are probably already aware of the Public Eyesore label's output, which
falls mainly under the experimental banner. From avant-garde guitar
compositions to electronic glitch tapestries, it isn't at all
unreasonable to predict that Rob Denunzio's most recent effort
would be more of the same. But then you'd be wrong. Hahahahahah!
So, then, what is on this beautifully packaged CDR? Well, it seems
to be a collection of fittingly beautiful solo guitar compositions.
Instrumental in nature, they are sparse, twangy pieces that sample a
whole panoply of influences; you've got warm guitar blues on one
piece, and then moody country on the next, and folk on yet another.
And the most striking aspect of it all is that Dununzio can not
only play the different styles fantastically well, but he also seems
to have his own ideas to offer to each of the genres, incorporating
his own interesting concepts into the music. It's a musical
smorgasbord, people! Hahahahahah!
So, then, since every album has it's faults - what is wrong with Window
Music? Well, not much. While more superficial listeners may be
scared off by the subtlety of the compositions, which are often sparse
and characterized by short pauses in sound, those with patience will
likely find this to be a very rewarding work. And who cares about
superficial listeners, anyway? Hahahahahah!
An important aspect of Denunzio's work is his compositional
style. Take "Sociable Gamblers," for example. Starting off
with a throbbing, deep bass sound and hushed guitar strumming, the
track slowly plods along, producing an eerie, minor-key sound that Denunzio
builds with his simple chord progression. Meanwhile, other songs
utilize different techniques to produce various characteristic sounds,
from happy and upbeat to dark and mysterious. It's f-in' terrific!
Altogether, Window Music is a very well-done album. Though
variety is key here, Denunzio's talent manages to tie all the
songs together into a focused, unscattered album. Absolutely
14 tracks; distributed by the