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Format: CD
Sku: 62274261
UPC: 752725011020
UPC 14: 00752725011020
Release Date: 3/20/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Windows Part 2 ~ Steve Maclean
2. Flow ~ Steve Maclean
3. Star Clusters ~ Steve Maclean
4. Windows Part 1 ~ Steve Maclean
5. Mercy Blues ~ Steve Maclean
6. Fourth Dimension ~ Steve Maclean
7. Branches ~ Steve Maclean
8. Space ~ Steve Maclean

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Steve Maclean (guitar); Tim Inman (keyboards); Jim McGirr (bass); Dave Fields (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded at Mobius, Portland, Maine. Includes liner notes by Steve Maclean.
Muze PNote The Opposite of War was a return to rock music for guitarist Steve MacLean, once very active on the American avant-prog front, particularly with Doctor Nerve. One finds the same angular rhythms and circumvolving melodies on this album, but MacLean adopts a more relaxed pace. He is accompanied by keyboardist Tim Inman, bassist Jim McGirr, and drummer Dave Fields. Written down to the smallest details, the guitarist's compositions are built on interlocking patterns that reveal changing melodies. "Windows, Pt. 2" and "Windows, Pt. 1" constitute the best examples of his art. The patterns that gave them birth don't prevent them from breathing, unlike "Mercy Blues," a stiffer exercise. "Fourth Dimension" reveals a side of the guitarist rarely seen: Tender and reflective, it boasts a surprisingly light melody (as in Chuck Mangione light). In fact, the last three tracks slow down the tempo and veer toward a soft jazz-rock style out of record label ReR's league. It drags down the album a bit. To create a sense of flow, MacLean added short electronic transitions built with Sound Forge plug-ins. It helps keep a sense of cohesion and gives the CD a more clearly defined identity. It remains a good -- but not totally convincing -- comeback. ~ Fran?ois Couture

Associated Artists and Works

Cutler, Chris

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/15/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : RERSM 1
Music Label Name Label : ReR USA
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00752725011020

Professional Reviews

The Wire (6/00, p.60)
- "...Tricky jazz-Prog instrumentals....technically very accomplished..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Maclean,Steve
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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