The Music Tapes, 'Purim's Shadows (The Dark Tours the World)' (Merge)

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Purim's Shadows (The Dark Tours the World)
Critical Mass
Release Date: June 14, 2011
Label: Merge

by David Menconi

If there's a way to bang together pieces of recording tape to produce music, Julian Koster will figure it out someday. Until then, he can wield plenty of other objects (a seven-foot metronome and bowed banjo, among them), to create some of the most beguilingly strange outsider art you've ever heard. A six-track teaser for two upcoming albums, Purim's Shadows opens with Koster's unadorned voice and closes with a lonesome train whistle. In between, he puts the pop standard "Night and Day" through its paces -- with a saw solo, just like Cole Porter must have imagined it.

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