Road Movies (album)

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Road Movies
Studio album by LAND
Released 2001
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Rock
Jazz
Electronic music
Length 48:04
Label First World Music
Producer LAND
LAND chronology
Archipelago
(1997)
Road Movies
(2001)

Road Movies is the third and final album by the American group Land. Road Movies was recorded between June, 1998 & February, 1999 at Jack Straw Productions in Seattle and was released on February 13, 2001 on the First World Music label.[1] It was named one of the Top Ten releases of 2001 by Pulse! (Instrumental/Ambient) and the Seattle Weekly (Jazz).[2]

By the time the recording of Road Movies began in 1998, Land had gone through a number of personnel changes and had developed a much harder edged sound.[3] Guitarist Dennis Rea, interviewed at the time, is quoted: "The current lineup is more of a 'rock' band than earlier editions, and is much more explosive and in-your-face. Our connection with ambient music is pretty tenuous at this point."[4] Amazon.com's editorial review describes the album: "Road Movies is a collection of nine compositions primarily recorded live in the studio. It is the first release featuring the powerful rhythm section of Bill Rieflin and Fred Chalenor who lend a more propulsive, focused, and dynamic element to the group. Hence, Road Movies is sometimes intense, other times playful, often beautiful, and always a fascinating listening experience."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Tyrone - 5:21
  2. Magnesium - 4:22
  3. Rink - 4:54
  4. Frolic - 6:08
  5. Winnebago Weekend - 7:07
  6. Vespa - 3:50
  7. Strife - 5:35
  8. Flagpole - 4:33
  9. Sauce - 6:14

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Movies". The Edge. 
  2. ^ Rea, Dennis. "LAND CD Reviews". Retrieved 2007-11-29. [dead link]
  3. ^ Rea, Dennis; Melton, Jeff (2001-12). "Exposé Magazine interview". Exposé Magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-15.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Bartlett, Andrew (1999-02-24). "Tones United". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Editorial review". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 

References[edit]

  • CD Liner notes
  • Allmusic Road Movies Retrieved November 29, 2007.
  • Discogs Road Movies Retrieved November 29, 2007.