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Null Object - The Blind Clockmaker 
By Brad Podray

Null  Object's “the Blind Clockmaker” can be referred to as a veritable tour de' stealth in the field of ambient electronic works.  The sound of this album resists the urge to slam into your head with  heavy beats and overused techo tricks.  Instead, “The Blind Clockmaker” keeps itself subtle, throwing in elements from electric guitar  and acoustic(or at least acoustic-sounding) drums to keep the album's tone very warm throughout every track.  The songs are nearly all instrumental, with vocals dotting the album in a tactful manner.  Null  Object focuses on demonstrating various musical tactics, from the  groovy beats of “Come Down From There” to the calm atmosphere created in “Amsterdamage.” 

The real glory of the album is in the accessibility it will have to those  still unschooled in the arts of electronic music.  Presence of guitar alone would probably lure in quite a number of anti-techno biased  consumers.  Although the guitar melodies are clever, their variation  is limited.  Expect to hear many long-held and repeated notes soaked in effects.  Also, the guitar serves to only heighten the mood of the pieces instead of dazzle the listener with an amazing amount of technical skill(In other  words, don't expect to hear any mind-blowing solos).  Probably the best summary of this album's sound would be “pleasant techno rock.”  There's practically no abrasiveness to the tracks at all, unlike a Brillo pad which is very abrasive and handy for getting melted cheese off of somebody's forehead. A particular track that stick out are the optimistic “Turn Inward,” a highly innovative piece that dashes at layered soft ambient rock(best way to describe it, honestly) and stays there. 

For those of you that like slow background music techno, you may enjoy tracks 1-9(Hint for those of you who may not get the joke: That's all the tracks on the album).

Sure to please: Ambient techno fans.
Sure to disappoint: Sepultura fans, people who like lyrics in their songs.


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