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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v9n30 (07/28/2010) » Section: Left of the Dial

The Books - The Way Out

After five years of silence, the Books have returned with their forth LP The Way Out, and this time they’re ready to get all transcendental on your ass. “Welcome to a new beginning,” greets a steady, calming voice on “Group Autogenics I,” kicking off the album with a guided meditation complete with hypothetical physical states and commands to delve “deeper and deeper.” It’s a bit heavy handed, but trying to open your mind is a good way this record, since, unless you constantly listen to the Avalanches or the Brian Eno and David Byrne’s landmark My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, a Book’s album is different than most music.

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