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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.   Who Can Find the Beast?
  7.   Solar Exudus
  8.   Kalimera
  9.   Rehumanizer 1
  10.   San Angeles
  11.   Join Us, Mystic Sister
  12.   Ruins
  13.   Pyramid of the Moon
  14.   12/16
  15.   Montes Jura
  16.   Earth-Like
  17.   Lunar Drift
  18.   No More Sages
  19.   Monoliths
  20.   Do You Hear the Nightbirds Calling You?
  21.   The World Outside
  22.   Show Me the Season
  23.   They'll No More Suffer from Hunger
  24.   San Tropea
  25.   They'll No More Suffer from Thirst
  26.   Cities
  27.   Bye M'Friend, Goodbye
  28.   Synchronicity IV
  29.   Rehumanizer II
  30.   End of Man
  31.   We Got the System to Fight the System
  32.   Kalinichta
  33.   No Cave
  34.   Abracadabracab
  35.   Wires Were Towers
  36.   The Eliminator
  37.   Martin Rev
  38.   Living Cell
  39.   Flashback
  40.   Thieves
  41.   Rehumanizer 2
  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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