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