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Mike Link~harvey Taylor | Crossing the Bridge

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Crossing the Bridge

by Mike Link~harvey Taylor

Jazzy Electronica with World Influences
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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1. The Straits of Gibraltar
4:39 album only
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2. Ready
3:28 album only
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3. Swoop
3:32 album only
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4. Tabla Rasta
5:43 album only
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5. Shadow Surfing
4:40 album only
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6. Port Noir
5:09 album only
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7. Night Song
4:07 album only
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8. Pythagorean Interlude
4:04 album only
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9. Bailey's Blues
7:04 album only
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10. Solace
9:15 album only
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11. Alto Como Cometa
4:02 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Milwaukee-based studio duo (Mike Link/keys, etc, Harvey Taylor/trumpet), with guest artists (Holly Haebig/flute, Tom Plutshack/guitars)...groove-based tunes with trumpet improvisations, etc, fusing a jazz/blues approach to contemporary electronica...World music influences combine for an eclectic mix.


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Crossing The Bridge

Local painter of words Harvey Taylor allows no weakness in the bond between himself and musician Mike Link on this co-produced album. Taylor is most recognizable for his poetry, winning three "Best Poet" awards in the Shepherd Express and publishing over 30 books of poems/sto­ries. However, Taylor is just as prominent a musician, opting here for saucy trumpet solos as a foreground to the bulk of orchestration performed by Link, an ornate composition of keys, ambient sampling and steady beats. Adding to a few tracks are also local folk musician Tom Plutshack on guitar and One Drum's flutist Holly Haebig.

The album might best be described as ultra-chill, lounge electronica, which head­lines jazzy trumpet voicings, world flavors and reggae, funk and blues licks. These are combined with an entrancing, technol­ogy-derived backdrop, which could just as easily be filed with the trip-hop styles of Thievery Corporation or (daringly stated) masters Kruder & Dorfmeister as with more fanciful New Age artists. Whether studying, browsing, or relaxing with your favorite novel, or if you're looking for a companion for a lulling, late-night drive, try Crossing the Bridge.

—Grahm Fons
Shepherd Express
March 18, 2004

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Charles C. Raiff

Excellence
Crossing The Bridge is one great album. From the moment the haunting horns hit your ears, you are taken on a journey that is nothing short of amazing. A great mix of electronics and horns, Crossing the Bridge is well worth it.
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