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Spahn Ranch: Architecture

  1. Monochrome
  2. Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
  3. In The Aftermath
  4. Futurist Limited
  5. Incubate
  6. Embodied
  7. A Depression Glass
  8. U Tell Em U
  9. Futurist Unlimited
  10. Laurels
  11. The Catalyst
  12. Solace

Spahn Ranch return after their highly successful sophomore release with a techno heavy influenced body of work known as "Architecture". Gone are concept themes of the past, and instead they have been replaced by an album that is much less cohesive. From the first track, it is obvious that Spahn Ranch have thoroughly grasped the burgeoning Electronica scene and have gone out of their way to utilize all of it's trappings. A casual flip through all of the tracks provide for a dizzying array of genre hopping from trance, drum & bass, disco, ballads, to even a cover version of the Equals, 'Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys'. Athan & crew have definitely made a drastic change with this release and will most certainly loose many fans of their previous material. However, I think that "Architecture", is simply a sign of a mature band trying to expand it's musical boundaries to avoid remaining stagnant. Sure they will have a few growing pains, but ultimately they will evolve into a stable project with a definite future both ahead and behind them.

Spahn Ranch is:
Athan Maroulis - vocals, lyrics
Matt Green - programming, synths, samples
Harry Lewis - percussion
David Parkinson - percussion

Cleopatra Records
8726 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Suite D-82
Los Angeles, CA 90045


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