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Compass Confusion

by Junk Magic

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Matt Merewitz
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Matt Merewitz I needed this music in my life at this time in our history. Thank god you made another of these after 15 years! I am totally ensconced in these sound worlds. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Favorite track: The Science Of Why Devils Smell Like Sulfur.
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pjnewman-364 Where have you been all of my life? Part genius, part musical jello wrestling. Bravo
Juanma Trujillo
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Juanma Trujillo A major work by one of the great artists
This is so fuggiiiiiin amazing.
If you love junk magic (I) do not hesitate, you need these sounds in your mind.
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smccoli230 The orchestration on this album blends effortlessly, despite using a really broad palette of sounds. By track 2 I knew it would be a new favorite instrumental record.
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    6 panel sleeve featuring original artwork by Steve Byram.

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Sargasso 08:35


Craig Taborn - piano, keyboard
Chris Speed - tenor sax, clarinet
Mat Maneri - viola
Erik Fratzke - bass
David King - acoustic and electronic drums

All music written and produced by Craig Taborn

Recorded by Christopher Botta, Eli Crews, Brett Bullion, and Craig Taborn
Mixed by Brett Bullion
Mastered by Huntley Miller at HM Mastering

Special Thanks DB, Chelsea, Shazad, Ches, Kris, Nick, Mom, John

This album made possible by support from The Shifting Foundation

©2020 Light Made Lighter Music (BMI) / all rights reserved


released October 30, 2020


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Junk Magic Brooklyn, New York

For more than a decade, Junk Magic has been honing a collective sound that relies on individual expressions, imagination and subversion. Appearing first as a 2004 album title under pianist-composer Craig Taborn’s name, Junk Magic has transitioned into a sonic identity comprising electronic sound design, production techniques and elements of improvised music. ... more

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