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Posted 22 July 2002 - 11:00 AM

Ubartmar.com - Macrometasomakosmos

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Artist: Ubartmar.com
Title: Macrometasomakosmos
Label: Panorama
Date: 2002

Track listing:

01. 00'55"
02. 00'34"
03. 00'55"
04. 00'55"
05. 00'34"
06. 00'55"
07. 00'34"
08. 00'55"
09. 00'55"
10. 00'34"
11. 00'55"
12. 00'55"
13. 00'34"
14. 00'34"
15. 00'34"
16. 00'55"
17. 00'55"
18. 00'34"
19. 00'55"
20. 00'34"
21. 00'55"
22. 00'55"
23. 00'34"
24. 00'55"
25. 00'55"
26. 00'34"
27. 00'55"
28. 00'34"
29. 00'55"
30. 00'55"
31. 00'34"
32. 00'55"
33. 00'55"
34. 00'34"
35. 00'55"
36. 00'34"
37. 00'55"
38. 00'55"
39. 00'34"
40. 00'55"
41. 00'34"
42. 00'55"
43. 00'55"
44. 00'34"
45. 00'55"
46. 00'55"
47. 00'34"
48. 00'55"
49. 00'34"
50. 00'55"
51. 00'55"
52. 00'34"
53. 00'55"
54. 00'34"
55. 00'55"
56. 00'55"
57. 00'34"
58. 00'55"
59. 00'55"
60. 00'34"
61. 00'55"
62. 00'34"
63. 00'55"
64. 00'55"
65. 00'34"
66. 00'55"
67. 00'55"
68. 00'34"
69. 00'55"
70. 00'34"
71. 00'55"
72. 00'55"
73. 00'34"
74. 00'55"
75. 00'34"
76. 00'55"
77. 00'55"
78. 00'34"
79. 00'55"
80. 00'55"
81. 00'34"
82. 00'55"
83. 00'34"
84. 00'55"
85. 00'55"
86. 00'34"
87. 00'55"
88. 00'55"
89. 00'34"

Review:

Ubar Tmar has really done it this time. If there is such a thing as
"commercial psy", this is the point in the universe farthest from it.
This album is destined to drive away most people in droves, imparting on the
few remaining a unique experience. The 89 track album (Ubar Tmar was
originally planning to release it as one track, but realised some people might
dislike certain sections, so he broke it up) is entirely based on Penrose
tiles (asymmetrical tiling) and the Golden Mean. In fact, it is broken into
tracks all either 34 or 55 seconds long, for a total of 89 tracks (that is, 55
tracks plus 34 tracks), once again in accordance with the Golden Mean.
It is certainly not at all melody oriented, nor is it minimal or progressive.
Almost every instrument or sound's rhythm is based on the interlocking of
tiles within a mathematical construct, meaning that the rhythm is very hard to
keep track of, and in sections where the bass drum is following the rules,
completely impossible. Thankfully, the actual tones are not based on
mathematical theory, so the sound, though extremely irregular, is not grating
or disonnant. The use of effects is minimal, but occassional 303-inspired
squelchy rises pass in and out of the song, as well as subtle reverbs and
echoes. The cumulative effect is music that is not uplifting or stomping, but
hypnotizing. When I asked Ubar Tmar how he'd describe his music, his answer
was, "well, it's music to put people into a trance, so I guess I'd have to
call it trance".

If you're looking for psy, this is not the place to look. If you're looking
for hypnotic, arhythmic, experimental electronic music, you'll find it an
interesting pick, and if you're looking to get lost in seemingly simple but
maddeningly nonrepetetive music, this is right up your alley.

BTW: Yes, his name (for this album only) is Ubartmar.com. In his words: "Well,
no band has ever ended with dot com, so I figured, why not?". By next album
the plan is to revert to Ubar Tmar.

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Posted 27 July 2002 - 11:00 AM

This is my first experience of Ubar Tmar's psychedelic sound based on
mathematics. Now I would like to note a key-person who has inspired the artist
in this respect.
Akio Hizume, a great architect in Japan, who has been studied mathematics,
especially the Penrose lattices with the Golden Mean, so to invent various
breakthroughs, including some comprehensive music theories.
Ubar Tmar wrote on a sleeve inside of this album: "The music is dedicated to
P.K.DICK, R.PENROSE and A.HIZUME / Music theory: Real Number Music ©Akio
Hizume, Star Cage Institute of Geometry"
You could listen to kind of sample of "Fibonacci Kecak" (i.e. Penrose
Lattice-like Rhythm) at Mr Hizume's Star Cage Website (English Contents) as
follows:
http://homepage1.nif...bonaccikck.html
http://homepage1.nif...cage/kck70.html
Unfortunately "Real Number Music Theory" is not available in English. So is
Only Japanese available.

Thanks

cool kids of death
fragments_of_light@hotmail.com

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Posted 19 August 2002 - 11:00 AM

This is the shit. If your sick of GMS sounds and want something you can really
listen to in deep ststes of conciousnes, this is it. It feels really organic
but the whole mathematical music thing has an essence of the future. An
absolute must have!

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Posted 17 April 2003 - 11:00 AM

This album is really hard to find!!! But for the fans of Ubar Tmar, it's not a
problem. This is so strange, what can I say ?? For those who know ubar tmar,
this is a mix of the "live" album, with all new element an a structure that
sounds very disturbing. This music is completly out of any current style that
is existing in those days. It's a rythmism anti-music aproach and quite
minmal experience. Can say nothing more than those first review. If you like
something VERY special, and love rythmic noise and psychedelic hypnotic
sounds, you'll love it. But be aware, this album is not for the faith of
heart...
Final verdict : 9/10 (WOW)

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:29 PM

Very interesting replies! It was very interesting to listen to "infinite" music! :)

I too love this album. It's wonderful. Mainly because there is a different rythm in the music. It's like listening to complicated jazz and you feel another groove and rythm then in almost all psytrance and goa.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 04:03 PM

Brilliant album ^.^




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