A. G. Cook - Apple
A. G. Cook
Apple
100
Sep 20

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birdseedbaby -
100
The apple has connections to both nature and technology. It is a fruit, and simultaneously a global computer company. In this way, it can be used as a metaphor for the convergence of the natural and the technological. It's the perfect title for this album.

There are two doorways: acoustic and electronic. Apple has a foot in each doorway. The acoustic guitars on Oh Yeah contrast perfectly against AG’s manipulated vocals. Beautiful Superstar features a lush plucked guitar line that is ... read more

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80
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Sep 10, 2020
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anything with bleep bloops in it is good, but also pitched-up vocals

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