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Maguire, MC

Nothing Left To Destroy

Maguire, MC: Nothing Left To Destroy (Innova)

Extreme composer MC Maguire in a complex and layered work that pokes fun at and pays hommage to a world of musical genres, styles and approaches by morphing them together into this perplexingly accessible work.
 

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UPC: 726708681326

Label: Innova
Catalog ID: 813
Squidco Product Code: 15265

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Mixed at HarostreetMusic.com, Toronot, in May 2011.


Personnel:

MC Maguire-CPU, composer, producer

Benjamin Bowman-violin

Douglas Stewart-flute

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track listing:


1. The Discofication of the Mongols 35:17

2. S'Wonderful (That The Man I Love Watches Over Me) 26:59




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"The new MC Maguire CD, <i>Nothing left to Destroy</i>, is the follow up to <i>Trash of Civilizations</i> (2009) and <i>Meta-Conspiracy</i> (2007). Once again up to 300 tracks of CPU [that's Central Processor Unit to non-computer folk] mayhem, subterfuge, chicanery, skullduggery, and a smidgen of jiggery-pokery are pitted against a virtuosic live soloist, in a to-death-do-us-part showdown. The overall effect is electro-acoustic, ethno-death-metal, versus environmental, classical-fusion-electronica in a UFC cage [not John-] match.

The first piece is a Violin Concerto featuring the musical wunderkind, Ben Bowman. Mr. Bowman soars, bops and weaves over an alternately ominous and ecstatic shrinking/claustrophobic CPU landscape which consists of all things Chinese (including a famous ancient Chinese melody as the cantus firmus). It eventually morphs into the tragic irony of 70's, western, 4 on the floor, disco. In the end it's a melancholic commentary on western hegemony.

The second work is a Flute Concerto, featuring the seasoned, uber-virtuoso, Doug Stewart. He nimbly leaps, dodges, and swirls around three mashed George Gershwin songs in a quasi, dirty-thirties dream world. The real raison d'être of this piece is it's hell bent on blurring the numbers 2 and 3 in a beyond-human range of tempos.

MC Maguire is a Toronto based electro-acoustic manipulator who has worked in every medium and genre as a composer/producer/engineer."-Innova


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