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Manufactured landscapes

Depending on our mood, most of us seek out albums that coddle our hopes, fears, and concerns; failing that, we want escapism, foreign environments that either take us where we want to be or startle us with the thrill of the new.
Highlights from a banner year in wordless music
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY + ANDREW FREDERICK  |  May 15, 2009
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Gear heads

In May 2005 I went to the Paradise to see Prefuse 73.
Battles, Paradise, July 18, 2007
By WILL SPITZ  |  July 24, 2007
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Present tensions

If it weren’t for the Middle East — the Cambridge club, not the region — NYC’s latest musical cause célèbre might not exist.
Battles look to the future, not the past
By WILL SPITZ  |  July 10, 2007
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So much, so fast

Angular, mathy bands run the risk of boring their audience live.
Battles, Great Scott, April 5, 2007
By JOE BERNARDI  |  April 06, 2007