CD 4228 SAZAS Intolerance
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Released on 1997
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CD 4228 SAZAS cover
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A rtists occasionally send me discs to review on Progrography, and I’m afraid I’ve been sitting on Intolerance for a while. Sitting on it and listening to it, until the songs arrive at an appointed hour like old friends. Electronic/club music, which this is, isn’t something I usually get too chummy with, since it all tends to sound the same to me. And initially that was my impression of Intolerance. But the melodies are so catchy, the course so swift and interesting, that it kept finding its way onto my CD player. Intolerance’s ascension in my collection has come at the expense of latter-day Tangerine Dream works (Oasis) and Jean-Michel Jarre’s club records (Les Chants Magnetiques), but I’m happy with the trade. Like TD, MarryAnn understands the importance of moving the listener along, and even slips in interesting sounds like the little signposts that Johannes Schmoelling used to paint. And like Jarre, MarryAnn has a common touch that reaches across to the dancefloor, with accessible (sometimes obvious) melodies. Generally speaking, self-produced and self-published artists are something of a risk in terms of quality and creation, but that’s less of an issue for electronic music. After all, artists like Vangelis and Tangerine Dream have been self-producing and in some cases self-publishing for years. MarryAnn acquits himself (yes, that’s right, MarryAnn is a man) with tight editing and judicious multitracking. My lone complaint is with the rhythms, which rely too often on distracting or predictable drums tracks. It’s the only thing “low budget” about Intolerance, and a small price to pay for soaring melodies and joyous arrangements. In fact, I haven’t heard this much positive energy come out of a machine in a long time. Recommended tracks (in case you’re window shopping with an MP3 player) include “From Now To Eternity,” “Intolerance” and “Lost Dreams.”

CD 4228 SAZAS back cover
CD 4228 SAZAS back cover

TRACK LISTING

  1. INTOLERANCE
  2. PRIMAL INSTINCT
  3. NATURE'S HYSTERIA
  4. LOST DREAMS
  5. EARTH'S REVENGE
  6. IGNORANCE OR BELIEF
  7. OVERHEIGHTS
  8. FROM NOW TO ETERNITY
  9. NIGHT GENERATION

    All songs written by MarryAnn

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
WW 1997 private label CD    
WW 2003 private label CD CD 4228 SAZAS remastered

 

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