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Village Voice 8-27-91 copyright 121w

Music Consumer Guide by Kyle Gann

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Paul Dresher and Ned Rothenberg: Opposites Attract (New World) As their title acknowledges, Dresher's loopy minimalism and Rothenerg's spacious wind improvs complement each other, and their irrepressible freedom/structure friction makes this the best disc I've heard by either of them. They worked over four years on Opposites' fusion, with remarkable smooth results considering the diverse elements involved: bouncy vocal repetitions, soaring guitar riffs, Rileyish delays, rock beats, Eastern-sounding flute calls. over 54 minutes, the solo-over-a-loop format begins to pale, but unlike so many working in this ethno-rock vein, they rarely sit on their ostinatos: the disc invigorates within a mellow ambience. B PLUS

Typed by Cheryl Vega 5-18-95


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