The Loop Orchestra Not Overtly Orchestral

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No one can accuse The Loop Orchestra of being too hasty with their releases: this is the Australian group's third album in more than 20 years. But the patience behind their release schedule mirrors the music they make. The four tracks here were created with reel-to-reel tape, chunks looped over and under each other to create pieces like "Radiophony," where animal cries evolve through the gonging of a tower bell into bass that beats like a heart. The album's overall effect is calming, soothing against the jarring pace of day.