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Faux Normal

by Timothy Moberly

Sixteen tracks of new electronic classical music with a twist.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. April (version three)
4:04 $0.99
2. Squidnot
4:25 $0.99
3. The Naked Hour
6:25 $0.99
4. Overture (electronic version)
2:52 $0.99
5. Mercury (instrumental version)
3:38 $0.99
6. York (electronic version)
1:47 $0.99
7. The Valentine from Hell Fugue
4:03 $0.99
8. Fugal Palindrome (electronic version)
5:08 $0.99
9. November (version two)
3:38 $0.99
10. Interlude I
1:10 $0.99
11. Interlude II
1:55 $0.99
12. Interlude III
1:19 $0.99
13. Interlude IV
1:23 $0.99
14. Interlude V
1:47 $0.99
15. Interlude VI
1:09 $0.99
16. Venus (instrumental version)
3:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Crossover artist Timothy Moberly and Vertebrate Records present Faux Normal, a collection of sixteen original instrumental works in the electronic classical vein.

Although each piece bears Moberly's distinctive compositional stamp, there is a particularly strong bloodline among many of the works tracing back to modal counterpoint and Stravinsky. In addition, you can hear influences including Celtic music, rock, minimalism, and the tango. As original and remarkable as the music is the full wrap-around cover design by Patrick McWhirt.

Faux Normal contains stand-alone pieces and selections from larger works such as "Twelvemonth" and "System", as well as a complete multimovement study in cyclic brevity, the "Interludes".

Favorites include "Mercury", "November", and "The Valentine from Hell Fugue". "Fugal Palindrome" utilizes a fascinating formal structure combining imitative counterpoint, multilevel palindromes, and serial material, while "Venus" offers a light-hearted touch. "Overture" is something of a cumulative passacaglia with a starkly demarcated approach to phrasing. The sexual overtones of "Squidnot" are felt in the composer's live breathing and slide guitar buried in the mix. "York" is an atmospheric glimpse of the distant past, while "April" fires off the collection with a driving series of shifting contrapuntal textures.



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Steve Roberts

Fantastic, creative and original
Fantastic! Very original. The pieces cycled me through a myriad of emotions. From the peaceful tranquility and grandeur of November to the nail biting anxiety of Squidnot, I had a blast. I liked some of the ominous bass lines with the sweet melodies riding on top. Interesting contrast. I heard a Rock and Roll influence, as well as Celtic and of course the tango toward the end. I am fortunate in that I did get to see an exhibit of some of Dr. Moberly's art. A Power Point slide show coupled to the sound track Mercury. Upon re-hearing Mercury I still have the many Power Point images bouncing around in my head. Wonderful. Through all of the pieces I was aware of a tremendous sense of order. Beauty and order are intimately related in these pieces. I congratulate Dr. Moberly on a work well done. Very enjoyable!