Boomkat Product Review:
Tyler Potts released this album as a physical edition in 2006, accompanying an exhaustive sound-art project, 52 Songs, that saw him create a fresh piece of music every week over the period of a whole year. Music For Dance is a far more condensed summation of the composer's toils however, focusing his musical brain on motifs of repetition and movement in accordance with a piece of modern dance choreography by Heather Budd. The nature of these compositions is somehow blurry and digitised but without ever sounding lo-fi: pieces like the piano-based 'Oso' or the warped orchestral passage 'Opening Pitch' are compellingly musical, but are coloured by a foggy distortion. This grainy, gauzy effect continues to be effective on the muffled marimba of 'Up And Over' or the Tim Hecker-like signals of 'Texture'. Good stuff.