Monday 21 Apr
 
 

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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William Orbit-Hello Waveforms


None December 28th, 2006

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William Orbit is better known for other people's music than his own. He engineered Madonna's late-Nineties comeback by producing "Ray of Light," her Grammy-winning album of plugged-in pop, and when an LP under his own name actually moved units, it was comprised of covers of classical music stalwarts like Beethoven and Barber.
 
It shouldn't be this way, because as "Hello Waveforms" proves, Orbit's a talented instrumentalist. A proponent of ambient music, Orbit's work here contains' if not relies heavily upon' all his signature flourishes: warm, rich textures; spacey electronic bleeps; and layers of heavenly melody.
 
The opening "Sea Green" sets the stage perfectly for one of the more laid-back hours you can experience without the aid of a muscle relaxant, and is representative of Orbit's overall ProTools-savvy style. Four tracks employ vocals; not surprisingly, they're the weakest of the bunch, because the man's music speaks volumes when it doesn't say anything at all.
 
- Rod Lott

 
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