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Yet another of the Athens, Georgia experimentalists, Maserati picked up where bands like Tortoise, Macha, and Labradford left off with complex, warmly textured instrumental music straying from the confines of rock to explore the ambient, jazz, and even modern classical traditions. The four-piece of Coley Dennis (guitar), Steve Scarborough (bass), Phil Horan (drums), and Matt Cherry (guitar) began playing together in early 2001. After several months, they recorded and self-released 37:29:24, a moody blend of space rock expansiveness and scatter-bursts of Slint-like aggression. In 2002, they met again in producer Andy Baker's Chase Park studio (where albums by Macha, the Mendoza Line, and Jucifer have been recorded) to record The Language of Cities, the band's first label-backed album on the indie pop clearinghouse Kindercore. The eight-song album continued their exploration of emo-tinged instrumental rock, best exemplified by the track "The Language," a seven-plus-minute opus of sustained cymbal buildups, churning guitar, and John McEntire-style fills. In 2005, Jerry Fuchs replaced Phil Horan on drums. After signing to Temporary Residence in 2007, Maserati released Inventions for the New Season, which was followed by two remix albums. After starting on their next full-length in 2009, tragedy struck when Fuchs suffered a freak accident and fell to his death in an elevator shaft. Carrying on, the rest of Maserati pushed through to finish the album. It was released in 2010 and named Pyramid of the Sun after a song Fuchs had conceived in his tour journal. In the years that followed Fuchs' passing, the band acquired a new drummer, Mike Albanese, and worked out a new set of songs for 2012's Maserati VII. Three years later, they returned with Rehumanizer, a leaner, more rock-oriented set. ~ Daphne Carr
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  1.   Song
  2.   Pyramid of the Sun
  3.   Inventions
  4.   This Is a Sight We Had One Day from the High Mountain
  5.   Oaxaca
  6.   The Eliminator
  7.   Montes Jura
  8.   San Tropea
  9.   Rehumanizer 2
  10.   Living Cell
  11.   Bye M'Friend, Goodbye
  12.   Wires Were Towers
  13.   No Cave
  14.   Earth-Like
  15.   Flashback
  16.   They'll No More Suffer from Hunger
  17.   Pyramid of the Moon
  18.   Thieves
  19.   No More Sages
  20.   Monoliths
  21.   The World Outside
  22.   They'll No More Suffer from Thirst
  23.   Rehumanizer II
  24.   Rehumanizer 1
  25.   Cities
  26.   San Angeles
  27.   Kalimera
  28.   Martin Rev
  29.   Do You Hear the Nightbirds Calling You?
  30.   End of Man
  31.   Solar Exudus
  32.   Abracadabracab
  33.   Lunar Drift
  34.   Kalinichta
  35.   Show Me the Season
  36.   12/16
  37.   Ruins
  38.   Join Us, Mystic Sister
  39.   We Got the System to Fight the System
  40.   Who Can Find the Beast?
  41.   Synchronicity IV
  42.   Ambassador of Cinema
  43.   The Language
  44.   Moving with Heavy Hearts
  45.   Keep it Gold
  46.   Being a President Is Like Riding a Tiger
  47.   A Common Interest in Silence
  48.   There Will Always Be Someone Behind You
  49.   Towers Were Wires
  50.   Asymetrical Threats
  51.   Cmes
  52.   Keep It Cold
  53.   [CD-ROM Track]
  54.   This Is a Sight
  55.   Rehumanizer I

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