Press Response to Anticipate Releases
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Morgan Packard
Moment Again Elsewhere
Anticipate 011
Released: October 11, 2010
Format: CD / mp3
Movies is Magic
Anticipate 008
Released: October 12, 2009
Format: CD / mp3
Mark Templeton
Sea Point
Anticipate 007A
Released: August 17, 2009
Format: 12" vinyl
Mark Templeton
Anticipate 007
Released: May 11, 2009
Format: CD / mp3
M. Templeton + aA. Munson
Acre Loss
Anticipate 009
Released: February 2, 2009
Format: CD+DVD / mp3
Ezekiel Honig
Surfaces of a Broken Marching Band
Anticipate 006
Released: October 27, 2008
Format: CD / mp3
Nicola Ratti
From the Desert Came Saltwater
Anticipate 005
Released: May 26, 2008
Format: CD / mp3
Anticipate 004/004A
Released: November 12, 2007
Format: CD / mp3 / Limited Edition CD
Anticipate 003
Released: October 15, 2007
Format: CD / mp3
Morgan Packard / Morgan Packard + Joshue Ott
Airships Fill the Sky / Unsimulatable DVD
Anticipate 002
Released: July 2, 2007
Format: CD + DVD / mp3
Mark Templeton
Standing on a Hummingbird
Anticipate 001
Released: February 19, 2007
Format: CD / mp3

Mark Templeton - Sea Point

Maybe Mark Templeton should release all of his music on vinyl rather than CD, given how splendidly the 12-inch presentation of Sea Point captures the textural detail that's so much at the heart of his electro-acoustic music-making. The A-side's three tracks are taken from Templeton's Inland, while the flip presents three new pieces, all produced immediately after the album.

Inland's closing track, "Beginnings," opens the release with Templeton's signature acoustic plucks embedded within a floating, rather psychedelic mass of voices and fuzz. "Sleep In Front Of" takes the listener on a jaunty trek through a hazy field of speckled crackle, hand bells, guitars, and vocal musings. In "At Your Feet," waves of distorted electric guitar strokes bleed alongside an anchoring guitar pattern and drum colourations. The three new tracks don't deviate radically in style from the previously issued material, though that's not a complaint. "Increasing By Numbers" drapes the shudder, pluck, and strum of multi-tracked guitar fragments across static-inflected masses that shimmer and sparkle in turn, while, in "Traditional Instruments," a violin's saw is almost buried under a blanket of textures melded from electric guitar and electronic crackle. In all cases, there's an ample amount of restless activity in play at any given moment, despite the fact that the pieces themselves are overall peaceful, even bucolic in spirit, and Templeton, as he's done in the past, presents his material so that a precarious balance between structure and looseness is accommodated in equal measure during the EP's twenty-three minutes. - Textura