Maritime - Minotaur Shock
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  • Summary: This is the second album for electronica artist David Edwards, who has drawn acclaim for his mellow, cheerful sound.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
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  1. Maritime might be a light, almost frothy album, but that's exactly where its power lies.
  2. An assortment of evocative instrumental journeys that warm the cockles.
  3. Think Giorgio Moroder, The Art of Noise and Michael Nyman with - if you like your reference points with less padded shoulders - a touch of New Order and Boards of Canada.
  4. 70
    Somewhere between Matmos and Ariel Pink, this is wickedly out there. [Sep 2005, p.110]
  5. 70
    This is chic pop electronica. [Aug 2005, p.101]
  6. 70
    Demonstrates... pastoral grace, sweetness and warmth. [Aug 2005, p.106]
  7. Starting at the midpoint, "Twosley," Maritime starts to drag.

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  1. peterw.
    Jul 16, 2007
    best album of the yourself a favour and let it flow.
  2. Brant
    Nov 10, 2005
    I think most of the critics are being a little snobby about this one. It is a Top 10 of 2005 that's going under the radar. Get yourself a copy.
  3. Gman
    Nov 4, 2005
    Instrumental electronica seems a little out of vogue these days, so it's good to see someone out there is still doing something fresh and exciting. With Maritime, Minotaur shock's Dave Edwards has probably made the most fully realised fusion of electronic and 'real' acoustic instruments I've heard yet. Rather than just making electronic music with accoustic bits or vice versa (like many of his 'folktronica' contemporaries) Edwards has created an album that seamlesslessly juxtaposes oboes and strings with electronic beats, glitches and clicks. The result highly melodic and beautiful electronic chamber music (chambertronica? -hmm). Imagine Virginia Astley remixed by Matmos and your somewhere close. If you're a fan of either Boards of Canada or Four Tet, you should definitely get hold of this CD. Expand