Vulgaria

by Gray Mortuary

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"Quite awe inspiring, to be honest, as the textures and arrangements used are often quite inventive." Scott Homewood, www.rockandrollreport.com

Matt Howarth of www.soniccuriosity.com writes: "This release from 2011 offers 79 minutes of art-house music. Guitars, electronics and percussion generate fluid tuneage of an edgy variety. The electronics present in versatile modes. Keyboards establish moody passages of melodic tones which empower the music with a liquid drama. These keyboard layers are prevalent throughout the tracks, although their manifestation changes from song to song.

At other times, bubbling diodes lend bouncy enhancement. While the tunes are rich with electronic substance, guitar serves as the lead guidance that excellently captivates the listener with its snarling riffs. The chords glimmer with a luminous quality that leaves a lasting impression, defining melodies that possess a charismatic luster.

Percussion (mostly artificial) provides rhythms of an agile character. Not every track features beats, though, allowing the sans-percussive pieces to flourish in a realm of fluid tension.

While diverse in scope, these compositions tend to explore the darker side of music with dire temperaments and portentous melodies, yet each tune reflects a mischievous sense of irony that transforms the melodies into sprightly doses of sonic enjoyment. There are two long tracks (averaging 17 minutes apiece), affording Arnold the opportunity to explore these tracks' themes in novel directions with a few shimmering guitar solos."

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released January 1, 2009

Composed, performed and produced by Tony Arnold.

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Psychedelic Prog.

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Country Funk.

Space Exotica.

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