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Ok, it was my own choice to make this 'Rough Guide' about Low. But where to begin? It's almost an impossible task to make an 'acurate' overview of Low's carreer, within a timespan of 90 minutes, without excluding a great ammount of brilliant tunes. So, you won't find anything from their great debut 'I Could Live in Hope', their 'Transmission' EP or their 'Paris '99' live album here. Still, this un-chronologically mixed set gives a nice hint of the musical directions Low went on in their carreer. From the extreme minimalism of the first years, to the eclectic dub-infused experimentalism (for them, that is) of their latest album 'Drums and Guns'. And I did include two short parts from Alan's 'Solo Guitar' album, which blended in nicely...
- Rutger Zuydervelt