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MATT FRANTZ: The Fluoxetine Effect (1997)

This is an instrumental album made only with guitars played through an effects processor. The guitars used were classical nylon string acoustic guitar, a fretless electric bass, a Steinberger headless electric, and a custom made fretless guitar. All music was improvised at the time of recording. Ambient guitar instrumental, hypnotic & suspenseful, music to get a massage to, or for your next flight to the moon. All guitars played by Matt Frantz. Recorded in 1997. Total playing time: 48 minutes.

TRACKLISTING

1. Onset PLAY 30 SECOND SAMPLE

2. Controlling/Embracing (Tension) FULL TRACK > RIGHT-CLICK FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

3. Higher PLAY 30 SECOND SAMPLE

4. The Thickening PLAY 30 SECOND SAMPLE

5. Treading On PLAY 30 SECOND SAMPLE

6. Fateful Compulsion FULL TRACK > RIGHT-CLICK FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

7. Farther PLAY 30 SECOND SAMPLE

8. Epilogue PLAY 30 SECOND SAMPLE

 

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IS THE FLUOXETINE EFFECT RIGHT FOR YOU? SELF-DIAGNOSIS QUESTIONNAIRE

You should listen to The Fluoxetine Effect if you can answer YES to any 3 of the following questions:

1) Do you take Prozac, or other anti-depressant, or anti-obsessive-compulsive medication?

2) Do you like guitar instrumental albums?

3) Do you like the background music in the X-Files?

4) Do you like the color of traffic lights only when they are green?

5) Do you like to get massages, relax, scuba dive, or have affiliation with NASA?

6) Do you listen to ambient music or soundtracks to horror or science fiction movies?

7) Do you like mystery or suspense?

LISTENER ADVISORY

Fluoxetine (floo-OX-uh-teen) Hydrochloride is used to treat mental depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Though the medication is helpful to many, it can produce alarming side effects. Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may occur while listening to this sound recording, especially when sitting or lying down. Additional side effects include: chills or fever, trouble with breathing, convulsions, talking, feeling, or acting with excitement you cannot control, anxiety and nervousness, abnormal dreams, change in taste, change in vision, fast or irregular heartbeat, feelings of mystery, and feelings of suspense, which may be amplified by continued listening with high fidelity stereophonic headphones, particularly when walking blindfolded through the wilderness. This sound recording may cause drowsiness. Alcohol may intensify this effect. Use extreme caution when operating a car or other heavy machinery.

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THE FLUOXETINE EFFECT: REVIEWS

Review 1: "Loads of dreamy, spacey, ambient guitars ebb and flow, rise and fall, fade in and out, resonate and dance across the uncharted sensory regions of your mind. While it is certainly experimental, there is very little evidence of aggression or unbearable harsh noise to scare you off if you don't like that sort of stuff. One thing I really love about T.F.E. is how the guitars fill in for other instruments tricking your mind into thinking it's a synth or a piano being mixed into the song. This is not an electronic album yet it fits very well with dark ambient and experimental noise releases." -by Richard Maaranen, Ballistic Test Zine/Record Label

Review 2: "The record is incredibly ambient, often moving like the tectonic plates, and the textural nature of the tracks creates an incredible building sensation that is impossibly suspenseful." -Mike Breen, CityBeat (Cincinnati, OH)

Review 3: "The songs were recorded in the order that they appear on the CD as Matt was working with the idea of a plot, like in a book or movie. The tension and complexity slowly build to a climax and fall back down again for the ending... Matt Frantz is to the guitar what the greats like Conrad Schnitzler are to the keyboards." -Cranium Music (New Zealand)

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