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The David Lang soundtracks from the other day have reawakened my interest in his music. So I filtered through my MP3 collection to determine what music of his I own.
Something doesn't make sense to me, though. I have two of the three tracks from his album Elevated. But it appears you can't purchase the third, Men, separately in MP3 form. Both Amazon and lala allow the purchase of all three as a complete album. But emusic, which is where I got the two tracks I do possess, doesn't allow download of the third track, either as part of a full album purchase or individually.
Note that Men is a 43 minute work, which is presumably why it isn't available at the regular single MP3 download price of .89 on lala (or .99 at Amazon)
Since I can't justify paying $7.49 at lala (or $8.99 at Amazon or $9.99 at iTunes) just to be able to secure the missing track, I'll just pay lala .10 for the right to perpetually stream but not download. This outcome doesn't appear to be optimal for any of the involved parties.
John Kelman/All About Jazz on Men:
The 43-minute Men featuring the eleven-piece European Music Project under the artistic direction of Jürgen Grözinger, is filled with long tones, dark and spacious pulses, and a slowly-shifting harmonic center. Hypnotic but more intrusive than, say, the ambient music of Brian Eno—although Eno is a clear precedent—the composition's evolution is inescapable yet painstakingly subtle.