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Yet another of the Athens, GA 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 new drummer Mike Albanese and worked out a new set of songs for 2012's Maserati VII. ~ Daphne Carr
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  1.   Song
  2.   Pyramid of the Sun
  3.   This Is a Sight We Had One Day from the High Mountain
  4.   Inventions
  5.   Oaxaca
  6.   Lunar Drift
  7.   Earth-Like
  8.   Solar Exudus
  9.   We Got the System to Fight the System
  10.   Abracadabracab
  11.   Kalinichta
  12.   The Eliminator
  13.   Bye M'Friend, Goodbye
  14.   12/16
  15.   Ruins
  16.   Pyramid of the Moon
  17.   No More Sages
  18.   Monoliths
  19.   Do You Hear the Nightbirds Calling You?
  20.   The World Outside
  21.   Synchronicity IV
  22.   Kalimera
  23.   Show Me the Season
  24.   Thieves
  25.   Rehumanizer II
  26.   Flashback
  27.   Cities
  28.   San Angeles
  29.   They'll No More Suffer from Hunger
  30.   They'll No More Suffer from Thirst
  31.   Who Can Find the Beast?
  32.   Wires Were Towers
  33.   Join Us, Mystic Sister
  34.   Martin Rev
  35.   San Tropea
  36.   Ambassador of Cinema
  37.   The Language
  38.   Moving with Heavy Hearts
  39.   Keep it Gold
  40.   Being a President Is Like Riding a Tiger
  41.   A Common Interest in Silence
  42.   There Will Always Be Someone Behind You
  43.   Towers Were Wires
  44.   Asymetrical Threats
  45.   Cmes
  46.   Keep It Cold
  47.   [CD-ROM Track]
  48.   This Is a Sight
  49.   No Cave
  50.   Living Cell
  51.   Monstes Jura
  52.   End of Man
  53.   Rehumanizer 1
  54.   Rehumanizer 2

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