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Artist: MURO, DON
Title: Its Time
Format: LP
Label: Flannelgraph
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Originally self-released in 1977, synthesizer pioneer Don Muros Its Time is the singular work of one man combining his skills as a trained musician with a truly creative spirit and the somewhat unmarketable insistence that all of these different styles of music would make up his debut album. While this kind of genre hopping can often take away from an albums coherence, Its Time works as a whole because these are such well-crafted and interesting songs. At times playfully fun, at times beautifully earnest, Its Time is consistently engaging for its entire 42 minutes. Muros sincere love of what he is creating shines through whether its a catchy, triumphant rock anthem, a subtly emotive instrumental synthesizer piece or an intense fusion dance jam." - Flannelgraph. "This album was released 36 years ago. Listening to it now brings fond memories of an intensely creative period in my life. There was time to explore many styles of music, and there was time to experiment with new instruments and equipment. No computers, no MIDI - only a room crammed with guitars, drums, keyboards, and an 8-track tape recorder. I didnt have a specific audience for the album, hence the variety of styles. Back then people would actually sit and listen to albums as a total experience. I started and ended the album with aggressive synthesizer music, but in between those songs I was inviting listeners to go for a ride. Looking back, I would say that the variety of styles is both the strongest and weakest aspect of the album. But thats who I was and, to a degree, who I still am." - Don Muro, 2013.

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