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MatmosThe Civil War

Tracklist

Regicide2:47
Zealous Order Of Candied Knights4:36
Reconstruction9:31
Yield To Total Elation9:07
For The Trees3:31
The Stars And Stripes Forever2:07
Pelt And Holler4:17
The Struggle Against Unreality Begins5:34
For The Trees (Return)4:19

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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003-09-23, CDThe Civil War
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    Matador – OLE 590-2US2003US2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003-09-10, CDThe Civil War
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    P-Vine Records – PCD-23429Japan2003Japan2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003, VinylThe Civil War
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    Matador – Ole 590-1US2003US2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003-09-22, CDThe Civil War
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    Matador – OLE 590-2Europe2003Europe2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003-09-23, CDThe Civil War
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    The Civil War
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    Matador – noneFrance2003France2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003, CDThe Civil War
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    P-Vine Records – PCD-23429, Matador – Ole 590-2Japan2003Japan2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003, CDrThe Civil War
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    Matador – OLE 5902, Playground Music Scandinavia – noneScandinavia2003Scandinavia2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003, CDrThe Civil War
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    Matador – noneUK2003UK2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2003, VinylThe Civil War
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    Matador – Ole 590-1US2003US2003
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    Cover of The Civil War, 2004-12-21, CDThe Civil War
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    Matador – OLE 590-2Russia2004Russia2004
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    • scoundrel's avatar
      scoundrel
      Edited 18 years ago
      THE CIVIL WAR is another fascinating concept album from Matmos, this time entwining American Civil War-era instruments and melodies with modern electronica. Well, maybe not “entwining” as simply crashing the two into one another headfirst. Tracks like “Zealous Order of Candied Knights” show their eagerness for experimentation -- and their playful humor. “Reconstruction” is straight-up weirdo house that gives way to a strum-and-twang-fest. “For the Trees” is all folk mellowness, surprisingly light on the electronics, while the marching band standby “Stars and Stripes Forever” gets semi-obliterated by drum riffs. As with all experiments, though, some fail: the bass-heavy “Pelt and Holler” seems misplaced here, and “Yield to Total Elation” lacks focus. But “The Struggle Against Unreality” brings things back, as does the reprise of “For the Trees.” Still, it’s better to move forward than lean back on your laurels, and Matmos does just that -- even if they go back in time to do it.

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