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Alex Machacek: 24 Tales

Read "24 Tales" reviewed by Ian Patterson

There's a spoken segment on one section of 24 Tales--a kind of simulation of computerized dialogue: “Hey Marco, do you like drumming all day?," asks guitarist Alex Machacek: “Yes I do," replies Marco Minnemann, and it's not difficult to believe. Machacek's most daring musical statement yet is based around a daunting, 51-minute drum improvisation by Minnemann. ...

Alex Machacek: 24 Tales

Read "24 Tales" reviewed by John Kelman

It's not the first time guitarist Alex Machacek has composed around drum improvisation--he did that with three tracks on [sic], his 2006 breakout record and first for Abstract Logix--but he's taken the concept even farther on 24 Tales. It's also not the only release to use, as its basis, a 51-minute drum improvisation by Marco Minneman--Machacek's ...