Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music, Vol. 2: The Canon Image
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  • Summary: The follow-up to the Ramones/Suicide producer's Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music, Vol 1 (which itself was remastered versions of the Nommos and Visiting albums) was co-produced by Cassell Webb.
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  1. Mojo
    Jun 4, 2019
    80
    Oddly seductive, genre-refuting curio. [Jun 2019, p.91]
  2. Jun 4, 2019
    80
    While it might be easy to slap tags such as Fourth World or techno-primitivism onto Leon's music, his Interplanetary Folk concept seems to encompass a much grander scheme, and The Canon proves to be just as visionary as the first volume.
  3. Jun 4, 2019
    70
    This is music for interplanetary airports and as much as it soothes, it sonically unsettles. But that said--when the project is taken holistically--the listener also risks being unsettled by the contexts that lie in its peripheries.
  4. The Wire
    Jun 4, 2019
    70
    Although The Canon is a late arrival its mood is consistent with that of its predecessors. The recording is sharper and more delineated, but Leon steers clear of modern sonics that might date it. ... Apart from the titles, there is no narrative as such to this collection, but it works as absolute music, in which Leon creates the impression of mysterious and open spaces. [May 2019, p.58]
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