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

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