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Motion Trio: Play-Station

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The buzzing bass notes that open Play-Station say one thing loud and clear: This is not your grandfather’s, or your father’s, accordion. Poland’s Motion Trio-leader Janusz Wojtarowicz, Marchin Galazyn and Pawel Baranek-create that texture, and all but a few of the sounds on the album, by working the bellows, keys and buttons in the same manner as the forefathers, without any studio tampering. In doing so, they prove that their arsenal has the firepower to rival a concert pipe organ or an electronically generated techno groove, two things they evoke on their sophomore release.

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