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Runtime: 60'37''

«Well... and here's our last tube of 2007. Please welcome again Mr. Fairbanks from Los Angeles, California, with this new collection of tracks, which he appropriately titled 'American Case Study'.
Norman has been steadily putting out high quality releases for a couple of years at least, officially releasing most of them through his own website. In this present case, we made a selection out of a couple of his latest works, rounding up roughly an hour of Fairbanks' tunes. 'American Case Study' helps us to explore an unusual side of Norman's creations, namely the ambient/spoken word approach. 'Element One' through 'Element Five' gathers some speeches from whatever - including the late Allen Ginsberg - and serves them with some of Norman's trademark spacious beats and drones. The rest of the album rests on the usual high quality of minimal techno and IDM, on healthy doses for good measure. To put it simply, Norman Fairbanks' music is an amalgam of contemporary American culture, synthesized in small packets of aural pleasure. Enjoy! Happy New 2008!» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Element One ........................................................................... pt us
  [5'05'' • 6,98Mb • 192Kbps]
02 • All About Eve .......................................................................... pt us
  [6'30'' • 8,92Mb • 192Kbps]
03 • Element Two ........................................................................... pt us
  [5'30'' • 7,55Mb • 192Kbps]
04 • Hillside Agreements ............................................................... pt us
[4'15'' • 5,83Mb • 192Kbps]
05 • Element Three ........................................................................ pt us
  [5'17'' • 7,25Mb • 192Kbps]
06 • Listen To The Cowboy ............................................................. pt us
  [8'06'' • 11,1Mb • 192Kbps]
07 • Element Four .......................................................................... pt us
  [4'10'' • 5,72Mb • 192Kbps]
08 • Specifically ............................................................................. pt us
  [5'50'' • 8,01Mb • 192Kbps]
09 • Element Five ........................................................................... pt us
  [3'31'' • 4,83Mb • 192Kbps]
10 • Delusion Californica ............................................................... pt us
  [4'15'' • 5,83Mb • 192Kbps]
11 • D.L. is Dead .............................................................................. pt us
  [1'50'' • 2,52Mb • 192Kbps]
12 • It Pays Off ................................................................................ pt us
  [6'18'' • 8,65Mb • 192Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 3,27Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 85,2Mb]    

Reviews:

«Allez! On repart comme en 40! Norman Fairbanks présente ses recherches musicales sur TestTube. Joli panel de ce que peut produit Californien. Sans coupures d'électricité, American Case Study nous projette dans un monde futuriste avec bleeps, crachats numériques et rythmiques syncopées (All about Eve). Allen Ginsberg s'invite au voyage (Element One). Cette compilation a le mérite de dévoiler des humeurs inavouées de l'Américain. Entre ambiant music et minimalist electro, l'album s'écoute avec un réel plaisir. Ou la technologie à l'assaut de l'agressivité!»
- LaFresto / January 12, 2008

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