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The Dead Texan // The Dead Texan CD+DVD

The Dead Texan // The Dead Texan CD+DVD

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Stars Of The Lid member Adam Wiltzie's solo project The Dead Texan's debut album.A warm ambient work with piano, acoustic guitar, and strings.A video work is also included.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Kranky releases available at Tobira. 

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Pitchfork review 

"The Dead Texan is Adam Wiltzie, one half of Stars of the Lid, a band that has produced some of the best guitar-based ambient / drone music of the past 10 years. Rather than take the Fennesz or Keith Fullerton Whitman approach of mutating and splicing guitar tones, SOTL create reverberant drones through the expert manipulation of attack and decay. Wiltzie recorded the material for The Dead Texan while in Belgium and deemed it too "aggressive" for SOTL. And it is, though "aggressive" is a relative term when applied to music that sits upon the brink of consciousness ...

... It's a wildly overused trope to describe dramatic instrumental music as "the soundtrack to ________" (eg: a rainy day, a lonely drive, an acid trip, a bear attack)--the phrase is used to connote a sense of detachment engendered by such music, one that allows us to view our lives as a movie. But in this case, discussing the record's cinematic leanings is justified. Wiltzie has stated the influence of several film composers, and the title of his piece "La Ballade" d'Alain Georges "namedrops an old French actor. More overtly, this release includes a DVD of videos for several of Wilzie's compositions-- all made by filmmaker Christina Vantzos. Her accompaniment for" Aegina Airlines "combined beautifully simple animation with abstract hues, Representing the clarity of various musical elements through a literal "clarity" of imagistic presentation. Wiltzie shows himself gradually drawn toward the world of film compositions--a safe haven for modern composers who don't necessarily want toengage in "modern composition."

Artist: The Dead Texan

Label: Kranky

Stars Of The Lid member Adam Wiltzie's solo project The Dead Texan's debut album.A warm ambient work with piano, acoustic guitar, and strings.A video work is also included.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Kranky releases available at Tobira. 

-------------------------

Pitchfork review 

"The Dead Texan is Adam Wiltzie, one half of Stars of the Lid, a band that has produced some of the best guitar-based ambient / drone music of the past 10 years. Rather than take the Fennesz or Keith Fullerton Whitman approach of mutating and splicing guitar tones, SOTL create reverberant drones through the expert manipulation of attack and decay. Wiltzie recorded the material for The Dead Texan while in Belgium and deemed it too "aggressive" for SOTL. And it is, though "aggressive" is a relative term when applied to music that sits upon the brink of consciousness ...

... It's a wildly overused trope to describe dramatic instrumental music as "the soundtrack to ________" (eg: a rainy day, a lonely drive, an acid trip, a bear attack)--the phrase is used to connote a sense of detachment engendered by such music, one that allows us to view our lives as a movie. But in this case, discussing the record's cinematic leanings is justified. Wiltzie has stated the influence of several film composers, and the title of his piece "La Ballade" d'Alain Georges "namedrops an old French actor. More overtly, this release includes a DVD of videos for several of Wilzie's compositions-- all made by filmmaker Christina Vantzos. Her accompaniment for" Aegina Airlines "combined beautifully simple animation with abstract hues, Representing the clarity of various musical elements through a literal "clarity" of imagistic presentation. Wiltzie shows himself gradually drawn toward the world of film compositions--a safe haven for modern composers who don't necessarily want toengage in "modern composition."

Artist: The Dead Texan

Label: Kranky