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Brian Haas/Matt Chamberlain: Frames

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“Birth,” the opening track off Brian Haas and Matt Chamberlain’s minimalist duo album Frames, seems to spring less from a womb than an existential void, charting an impressionistic course through an imagined life that ends in “From Nothing, Infinite.” It’s all very Zen, and much of the album takes the conceit of sonic koans repeated and refracted through keyboard, drums and synth. Titles could easily be culled from haiku-“Of Many, One,” “An Empty House” and “Death: An Introduction.”

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