Here are some reviews for the album Andrew Muecke 1991 -2020: A Collection.
FIND NO ENEMY
A prolific compilation album that spans a thirty-year career is bound to grab any music aficionado’s attention. Andrew Muecke, a multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer, has written across his career 350+ tracks. That’s a number bettered by few if any. His latest collection record is an ode to his own career, a testament to his ability to last so long in an industry that tends to eat up and spit out most musicians who fall into its all-encompassing ether. While Andrew does lament the lack of stardom that was present in his career, he is more than happy with what he achieved and that he was able to do what he loved for as long as he has been doing.
As far as the soundscapes go, the record is eccentric and experimental to the max. It utilises a plethora of different ideas on each track but they often blend into a singular thesis of dreamy and ethereal production. Some songs like Mayan Dream sound straight out of a spaceship. Others, like ‘Open Doors’ sound like a grunge record. But of course, this isn’t a record in a traditional sense. It’s a compilation album, one that highlights the career of a singular multi-instrumentalist. And within this diversity of musicality, Andrew Muecke leaves a benchmark for musicians to impress over. You’re not going to come across many artists with as much depth, breadth, and dexterity across a thirty-year career. It’s like peering into a life through a series of tunes that oscillate from moment to moment, place to place, and emotion to emotion.
More than anything, Andrew’s record also is a testament to the importance of an engineer and multi-instrumentalist. While vocalists and even lead guitarists often do take the lion’s share of the credibility, this compilation is perfectly indicative of the importance an engineer and musician can have. If you’re up for a long listen, and one that will take you through a variety of pieces, Andrew Muecke’s career will blow you away.
Kartik Sundar (16/09/2021). Here is a copy of the original review
INDIE DOCK MUSIC BLOG
Andrew Muecke is a talented and experienced musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer with a rich history of his musical path. Indeed, his great contribution to the music industry is great and deserves a separate story.
Andrew is based in Adelaide, Australia from where he began his long creative journey. Since 1991 and to this day, he has performed as a musician and producer in more than 350 songs that continue to be heard around the world. Andrew was directly involved in writing and creating for this large collection of contemporary music and his talent as a composer and musician is invaluable. His wide range of creative realizations covered various genres and forms of the modern music scene. His works sound in the styles of electronic and ambient, world music and indie, pop rock and avant-garde music.
The versatility inspired Andrew Muecke in his creative field and this depth and breadth of his talents is captured in the recordings presented in the album ‘Andrew Muecke 1991 – 2020: A Collection’ which was released on September 1. The album includes 16 compositions representing each decade of the author’s work. We are pleased to have this opportunity to introduce the iconic Australian musician and his contribution to world music.
Listen to the album ‘Andrew Muecke 1991 – 2020: A Collection’ on YouTube below and appreciate the originality and beauty of Andrew Muecke’s music.
11/09/2021. Here is a copy of the original review
OS GAROTOS DE LIVERPOOL
Directly from Australia, he has written or co-written 350 songs over the past thirty years, almost always DIY way, from instruments to sound production and engineering. A sample of his work is on the album “Andrew Muecke 1991 – 2020: A Collection”, with 18 tracks released on Bandcamp early September.
In this work, he manages to pass through styles such as electronic, blues, pop-rock, reggae, indie, cinematic, environment, jazz, avant-garde and more that shows a variety of cultural knowledge, compositional creativity and ease of fit with a wide range of musical genres.
“Andrew Muecke 1991 – 2021: A Collection”, which is a compilation album of tracks by Australian multi-instrumentalist, engineer and producer Andrew Muecke for the past 30 years. Listen below:
This time, ladies and gentlemen, I won’t be showing you a newly released single, or an album, anything like that. What you’re about to see is 30 years summed up in 18 tracks. Andrew Muecke saved during all these years of production, and separated some tracks to leave on show to the public. Check out the most chronologically extensive compilation possible ever made by Andrew:
The artist producer has participated in about 350 songs during this period, and obviously it was very difficult to choose just a few to put on his presentation wall. However, similarly, it was gratifying for the artist to recall some old works, making him realize how much he devoted himself to music.
Time went by fast, but you don’t regret your résumé. We can consider the idea a museum, full of ancient contents with more recent, but all works have their particular history and an important meaning.
The proposal of the collection was really to make marked all the experience that producer has already had and is still having, and is a set that can be used for various situations, even if they are songs that have already been used, the artist chose to publish so that the listener who wants to buy, may have the freedom to use. Many tracks are just instrumental, have some with voice too, what draws more attention is that they all have an absurd ability to create a very good setting.
I strongly recommend that you follow Andrew on their networks, and stay on top of the productions, all links are available.
Guilherme Barreiros 29/09/2021. Here is a copy of the original review
HIGH ON BASS – INSTAGRAM
DARK SIDE OF LIGHTS – SPOTIFY
SCREAMING HEARTS – SPOTIFY