joseph minadeo - come down now (album preview) by Experimedia published on 2013-03-14T15:15:03Z *Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* A new name to me, Joseph Minadeo has put together a quite lovely and astutely composed album with "Come Down Now." Across the record's ten tracks, Minadeo sculpts radiant synthesized tones into quasi-New Age (not in any pejorative sense of the term) edifices. High-end detritus and static are married with delicately evolving drones and slowly developing melodic arcs, as on the superb and aptly titled "Ebow the Particle," which opens the record. The following piece, "With Parachutes or Not with Ron Tucker," recalls some of Federico Durand's more evocative output, with chimes, keys and vast decays worked with childlike wonder into a beautiful ambient lullaby. There is enough nuance and originality, to say nothing of compositional and musical prowess, in Minadeo's work to separate it from the current pack of "pastoral ambient" DSP cosmonauts. Recommended for fans of the current 12k ethos, Own Records, etc. – Alex Cobb, Experimedia Music for summer naps.