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

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