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Artist: HURRAY
Title: Dreams, Not Soft Illusion
Format: LP
Label: Fusetron
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Hurray is Zak Prekop, Josh Brand, Pete Mandradjieff & Rich Aldrich. They hail from the hidden sectors of New York City, and have released one 7" on the skul record label and recently presented their first art show at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery also of New York City. This is their first full length recording and is a must for fans of ambiguous, anomalous, and unobtrusive sound creation whose mystery is not invoked by hyperbole, pseudo-mythology or fake histories, but by giving full allowance to otherness and seeking beauty by allowing it to happen, which often means allowing it not to happen. Mishandled guitars, unknown electronics, amplified percussives and various layers of buzz coagulate and dissipate in measured restraint. I hesitate to use blighted terms like "lowercase" music, as Hurray shys not from some harsher territories and melodic (if emaciated and ghostly) material sometimes drifts into consciousness; two things I think of as contrasting w/ the more didactic, "European" music associated w/ said term. So, Ill avoid terminology and just say Im very glad to know this record." - Greg Kelley, 12/27/05.

Artist: HURRAY
Title: Treasue Chest
Format: LP
Label: Galerie Paolo Bonzano
Country: Italy
Price: $13.00
"recorded between 2002 and 2005,  if "hurray hands" is the jazz album,  and "dreams not soft illusion" the minimal concrete album, then this would be the noisey folk album.  released in italy by galerie paolo bonzano & produced by cecilia canziani. "I think both possible cover images have good internal puzzles.  The stick drawing looks like a person trying to imagine or remember or depict nature from their desk -- some model of nature that uses bits of stuff from actual nature to make a map of some second faulty nature, or the thought of it.  So you could say this is a parallel to when we have these things (instruments, amps, band) to make music and instead make silence, or models of nature, or imitations of sparse conversation.  And the microphone stand looks like a modest flag or attempt at formal communication, but in a domestic setting instead of public, so it wont quite come across, and who can see what it was supposed to stand for. . .  Like making records for any public out of these things that are essentially private, obscure documents."  -hurray

Artist: HURRAY
Title: Anytime You Want
Format: 7"
Label: Hurray
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Two real-time songs, recorded direct to phone.  One more skeletal but not too slow, with wrong bass notes and a story being told.  The other side is a fast rocker, with the vocals buried and two drummers.  This record is Hurrays new music, with words, beats and notes.  Gli Sono Hurray." - Hurray.

Artist: HURRAY
Title: Live Champion
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Hurray
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"LIVE CHAMPION show the first Hurray live performance. As one side of a record, it is fifteen minutes. Recorded w/ a video camera in 2002 or 03, it was played to accompany two dancers. Chronologically, it follows the bands first 7-inch -- Hands -- and predates their first full-length LP Dream, Not Soft Illusion. The sound falls closest to Treasure Chest, the bands 2004 LP of home and practice space recordings. Less than noise, it is skittering and intimate, like a rocking-chair attached to instruments. Four people play in and out of primitive rhythms, some melodies, and changes of time. The video recording dissolves before the end, but a listener can still sense the whole of the song. An early time in the band, it was one of their happiest live performances. Hurray continue to exist and will soon release a double LP of out-takes from their first studio LP (DNSI) alongside a new song long-player." - Hurray. Edition of 100 copies.

Artist: HURRAY
Title: More Opiates and Bike Song
Format: LP
Label: Hurray
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"More Opiates and Bike Song is a new LP by Hurray. Each side of the album has three versions of one song. The music is improvised, but for one reason or another lyrics, notes, ideas - these are songs. They can be replayed, just not in the same way twice. The musicians make up the music in a rock-space, while remembering what they did the last time they called it More Opiates or Bike Song. More Opiates begins in a slow, blues mode with a bass line and a second guitar picking up the tune as the other one explodes. The singer sings of a woman, drugs, concern or condemnation. The second version is slow too, but drums and dueling guitars eventually grow into a martial horse-ride, Lancelot in Lancelot. The third Opiates floats on a voice, a guitar and a keyboard, much less rhythm. Side B has a new song and sound quality. It has a new singer too. He sings of an encounter and a bike shop, talking with an echo, like a ghost. There are two drummers, one keeps time, the other one interrupts. Sometimes the music stops, leaving the ghost alone. Then they all come back and play rock, take a solo in the empty space. The marching version starts on a dime, and later, when everything collapses, the instruments reconvene in new ways, forwarding the music. The last Bike Song is the sparsest and has the closest singing. This time you can get the story. Hurray has played music in New York since 2002. This is the bands forth LP and their first one with words. Comes with digital download codes for the digitally inclined." - Hurray.

Artist: HURRAY
Title: I Am My Own Worst Enemy
Format: LP
Label: Modern Claire
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"I Am My Own Worst Enemy is Brooklyn band Hurrays third LP following Dreams Not Soft Illusion (Fusetron) and Treasure Chest (Galleria Paolo Bonzano.) This one divides two kinds of music across its two sides of vinyl. Side one exhibits the band patiently spending time with their instruments, playing them a bit, or not. The result is a field of fragile rhythms and unidentified sounds, suggestions and tests. Density, volume and pace escalate and dissappear to tell the musics story. Side two begins with a concise variation on where side one left off, with the addition of a loop and a submerged metal vocal. IAMOWE continues however, with a series of considerations of pop-song structure. Melodic hesitation in the first few of these improvisations gives way to something like confidence as the band learns to play standing up. Hurray is Richard Aldrich, Josh Brand, Peter Mandradjieff and Zak Prekop." - Modern Claire. "Hurrays music accumulates power through carefully timed restraint." (The Wire, reviewing Dreams Not Soft Illusion) "Hurray [is] an ensemble devoted to various terminal branches of sonic architecture. . .what [Treasure Chest] actually sounds like is a few guys up in a treehouse, throwing sticks and stones at some guys with guitars who are trying to climb their special ladder." (Bull Tongue in Arthur Magazine).

Artist: HURRAY
Title: Hands
Format: 7"
Label: Skul
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"-Hands- is the first release from ecstatic slow-jazz sensation hurray. Hurray is Zak Prekop, Pete Mandradjieff & Rich Aldrich It was recorded in Chinatown in 2002 & 2003 with Mitch Rackin. The instrumentation is electric piano, guitar and drums. Hurray was once described as "jazz by nervous and distracted children". In both songs the piano acts as the structural background upon which the guitar reacts. Sometimes the guitar plays counter melodies and sometimes it is just bleeping and creaking away. The drums come in here and there to accent and add direction. On the second side, at the end, all three parts finally coalesce into a minor finale. -Hands- was done in an edition of 300, each cover is hand made and the records are white vinyl." - Skul.

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