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John Roberts - Berceuse

Discogs, for whatever reason, has it listed that the John Roberts who contributed to We Are The Works in Progress (the benefit LP for Japan Society and Architecture for Humanity organized by Kazu from Blonde Redhead) is this John Roberts, an arranger, conductor, and orchestrator for Barry White. I think that's wrong. I'm pretty sure this is the John Roberts behind 2010's wonderful Glass Eights. "Berceuse" is a departure from that sound though, there is very little here that you would label 'electronic.' It's more like the music from Glass Eights transliterated entirely to analogue instruments (in that way reminiscent of something like "Drukqs"). There is the familiar dust and static, the warmth--present from the beginning in the form of a harmonium (or altered woodwind)--and the depth, where the track opens up, expands into space around the 2:00 mark.

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