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