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You'll have heard Mr. Sam Prekop's beautiful voice before as he's the founding member and front man for The Sea And Cake, one of Chicago's finest bands. I may be wrong but I believe this is Sam's third solo album and it looks like he's taken a complete stylistic u-turn into the Electronica/IDM zone - processing music in wild and wonderful ways. His debut solo LP from 1999 was very much like The Sea and Cake with Prekop singing and playing guitar with members of Tortoise and various other fantastic Chicago players. Something strange must have occurred on 'Who's Your New Professor' (which helpfully I've not heard) because his new music has gone totally into the future. This is the kind of classicist electronica I find hard to pin down and explain but believe me this is incredibly textured, inventive and beautifully melodic electronic improvisation that I'd say is most closely associated with Kosmische and the early European synth explorers. It's gonna take a while for the jump in style to kick in but from my first brief listen I'm amazed and slightly overwhelmed. Everyone should check this out.
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