Multi-Layered High-Density

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Here's music that's thickly slathered with sound. For these musicians, more is more, and more is better. New York band Gatekeeper evokes the sonic boom of movies' HD sound systems; Nick Zammuto of The Books piles on the noise with subtle delicacy, Matthew Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces assembles a long song on a lattice of glimses, fragments, glancing blows, and solid hits; and Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler layer ancient and new instruments and traditions. David Garland also presents some music to calm down to, by Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus, Mark Eitzel, and Willets + Sakamoto.