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RIOU: The Exhibition of Samples

  1. Exhibition of the Samples
  2. Octave Shift
  3. P.O. Box No. 67
  4. K.E.I.I.
  5. Buffer
  6. Onoreno
  7. Asymptote
  8. Tel-10
  9. Miss Retina
  10. 2nd
  11. Flea Pedler

With the release of "Exhibition of the Samples", RIOU has immediately shown a marked improvement over the very simplistic nature of his debut release. RIOU even goes as far as intelligently sequencing the tracks on the album in what appears to be a historical order so that the audience is gradually adjusted to the new, more complex musical arrangements. It is readily apparent from tracks like 'P.O. Box No. 67' and 'Onoreno' that RIOU has begun to expand upon the number of musical elements and loops that made "Pops" such a minimalistic record. As one would expect, the music is still very subtle often requiring several listens to fully appreciate, but it is also much quicker to reward it's audience with new and often unexpected rhythms. However RIOU is still an acquired taste, is only recommended to those with a broad musical tastes and a fancy for old school electronic minimalism.

Invisible Records
P.O. Box 16008
Chicago, IL 60618


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