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Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.6


Radio Dept. - "Pet Grief" Another expectant sophomore effort from a band which gave us one of the best grunge fi debuts in ages,and yet again we are treated to another quasi reinvention of sorts. Oh don't worry, the lo-fi droning angst of the machine is still there, but it has apparently been dating misty eyed ravishing beauty on the side and since then it has forgotten what it was mad about. The sky is still grey and cool, but rainbows appear everywhere as a single, solitary bird sings a sweet song of love. The driving power of the debut is gone, and instead we are treated to a sleepy, dreamy and almost heartfelt drone. In fact what is most surprising is that it ought to be monotonous, but it's not. There are a few instrumentals that weave like bleak yet lovely landscapes, and in truth many of the tracks are built of a similar sound structure, yet it all comes together with a unique and strangely happy melancholy. You can take this for what it's worth but on more than one occasion I found I fell asleep late at night listening to it, not because it was boring but rather because it was so relaxing, I suppose not unlike the vibrations of a massage chair. I think they found their calling, that being wringing tears from the clouds with a fuzzy chord of human frailty. I have long said the difference between the great ones and the simply angry is despite the sadness the great ones hold the candle of redemption for us at the end. The hope of what could be. That candle is fully lit here. A very solid follow up album which is also available in our Popsicle shop.
Label ~ Labrador, 12 Tracks, 2006




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.4


Radio Dept. - "Lesser Matters" Yes, the cover is kind of ugly. And anything that got hyped as much as this did prior to it's release always worries me. On top of that, feedback drenched "pop" is the easiest thing to do (as it hides a lack of talent) but it's one of the hardest things to do well. I was also surprised to see this coming out on Shelflife. That is really becoming quite the label and probably the most current and diversified one in the US right now. And this, is it hype or is it hip? Well, yes Virginia, it IS all that and a bag of potato chips. You are fooled by the light intro Too Soon only to be stung and hard by the delicious Where Damage Isn't Already Done where the history of pop re-invents itself again and it's a very tasty treat. One can certainly hear similarities to the Chain and MBV but the swedishness of this band is there too. Tracks like Why Won't You Talk About It really plumb the sweet wall of feedback the Chain did so well, and like them it retains a candy coated pop shell that makes the song a joy. But the record isn't only a wall of noise as there are a few really nice acoustic guitar ballads which help this album to paint a picture of sweet calm in a bruising storm.
Label ~ Shelflife/Labrador, 13 Tracks, 2003



where are the twins?


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 8.6


Simon Raymonde - "Blame Someone Else" This is of course the Simon Raymonde who's been a longstanding member of the much famed and loved Cocteau Twins. I believe this is his first (and only?) solo effort, but don't quote me. The opening cut It's a Family Thing is a really great song, and the entire album reminds me a bit of Howard Devoto esp. his work as Luxuria. This album is not the overt ambient affair that is the Cocteaus, being more of a balanced act, and when keyboards do play alarge part, as say on Supernatural it has more of a, well I'll say predatory quality, such as the way the band Shriekback sounds. (if anyone remembers them) Kind of a boiling jungle of sound, but here it's not fast paced, but neither is it slow. Some of the songs don't work for me, but there are a number I do like here, some quite a bit and overall it's a pretty nice effort.
Label ~Bella , 12 Tracks, 1997




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9


Razorcuts - "R is for...Razorcuts" For me, it has always been O is for Overhyped. I remember when their first LP came out in the 80's, got all the raves, so I got it. It bored me shitless and the vocals grated. So I set it aside for a while and came back to it some time later. Nothing again. One more try.......nope. I asked T what he thought. Hated it. I asked Mr. Muzak. He wasn't as terse, but said he didn't like it as much as he'd hoped. I judged public opinion then by quantity vs. availability. A - How many places had the band and B - How hard was it to get something by them? A - Only a few places usually had razorcuts stuff then, which shows a lack of demand and B - Those that had it had anything you wanted. That told me everyone else didn't care either. So it has been another shocker to me that this band is so lauded now. Honestly people, there was MUCH better stuff from back then that you don't know about, trust me. If you think this is good I have stuff that would kill you. The funniest thing is, while this didn't strike me when I started listening to it (as I have or have heard a lot of it) I can really hear the sound that would become Sportique here. I think they fail for me as the Razorcuts at times because they are trying to be serious, and succeed as Sportique because they are so overtly over the top. I must admit hearing that buried in many of the songs here does help me like this more for some odd reason. Musically it isn't bad, if somewhat samey at times. The vocals just sort of come and go for me. So how do I rate nostalgia? Well, the only cut I just don't like is Big Pink Cake as his voice gets completely out of tune to the point of annoyance. Otherwise, it's just the odd pin prick in what is really a reasonably good record. All the kids will buy this anyway just to have it probably as they have been hyped so much and the old farts like me either have it or don't care. So why did I get it? I'm stupid, but I was also curious to hear it as a whole. And in these slightly leaner times it has enough meat that I can say I may have been too harsh originally. So R is now for.......Reconciled.
Label ~Matinee , 18 Tracks, 2002



oo-er


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 8.8


Relationships - "Country Catalogue EP" My heart goes out to Twee Kitten. Not only are they the cheapest mailorder house for indie, they actually eat the bulk of the shipping costs if you order a lot from them. They have a fixed rate under $3, no matter how much you get. My last order was almost $7 for shipping, they charged me $2.97 or whatever it is. Who the hell does that these days? May they long endure. Asides to all this, they are also a small label with a few bands, this being one of them. This group hails from the UK, and remind me a bit maybe of the Blue Aeroplanes in melody with the singing stylings of say the Chameleons but with none of the goth reverb. It's only 4 songs long, but isn't a bad little outing. None of the songs are truly great as it were, but are all quite pleasant and if you dig mid 80's UK semi mainstream guitar rock/pop then you'll like this as well, if you buy EP's that is.
Label ~ Twee Kitten, 4 Tracks, 1998



britpop


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9


Relationships - "Trend" The opening cut here The Godfathers reminds me a bit of the Chills, and again as I stated about their EP above this band courts in sound a number of the more well known of mid-late 80's UK guitar bands. It's a quite good song. Oddly again, they remind me of the Jasmine Minks on track two Invisible although the song does have hints of US stylings in it. They probably sound most like themselves on cuts like Knock Knock Who's There which is a quite catchy song, and perhaps again sounds maybe a little like the Blue Aeroplanes or even perhaps Shack. It's a nice little bag of semi mixed pop stylings, and it's no surprised the Kitten had it on it's index page for so damn long. I assume they're proud. Well, if you dig mid to late 80's brit pop, especially if it displays some variety, then you will indeed like this quite a bit.
Label ~Twee Kitten , 12 Tracks, 2000



remember when?


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 10+


Remember Fun - "Train Journeys EP" I don't remember Fun. But thanks to Jimmy at Matinee we all get our chance to. Supposedly this band had a lot of "lost" material out, so why they opted for a 4 song re-release I don't know. I read them getting compared to the rest of the Scotland scene, comparisons to the Close Lobsters especially, but only on the edges I think. On Doze Off Them I think I'm hearing more of the Trash Can Sinatras actually (ALOT actually, and I love the song), and I think their lead singer sounds indeed a bit like Frank Reader from TCS. (at least in his drawl, brogue or whatever it's called. Lets say accent) The first cut Train journeys is supposed to be THE song on this release, but actually I like the other stuff as much if not more actually. I loved the Lobsters, and TCS so it isn't too surprising I like this release an awful lot, only I can't help having some remorse as to why only 4 songs were put on it. Anybody got more, wanna trade???
Label ~Matinee , 4 Tracks, 2001




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.5


Remember the Ocean - "Ruth" This is apparently an older album having come out in 2001 and is the first LP by this Florida based band. It did indeed surprise me a bit, as the opening song Summer reminds me a bit of many UK and especially Irish indie bands from the 80's. (All About Eve etc..) However, this has that sort of dusky, dusty country tinge of american bands like Cowboy Junkies. Actually, I think that's pretty close, All About Eve married to Cowboy Junkies. It's a very adult, grown up and full sound, sparkly guitar, you know, that sort of gypsie-esque not country but not folk either adult pop rock. I have to be honest and say while I love the first All About Eve record and most of what I've heard from the Cowboy Junkies, they aren't a style I listen to often. Perhaps I am not "adult" enough. That's what the audiophiles at Stereophile say but I just wrote them a letter telling them where they can go. Anyway, there is no question this is quite good but I don't particularly feel drawn to it. I think I might like it more if I actually had my room done and had a stereo to listen to it on ALONE without being asked "where are barbies shoes?" or "what's for lunch?" every 5 minutes. Perhaps I will amend this review in time, but I can honestly say if you are partial to the styles I mentioned you will find this an immensely pleasureable record. It is done well in just about every way, but why it is not reaching me at this juncture I don't know, but I'll pass that off as my dimensia and not attribute it to them.
Label ~ Remember the Ocean Music, 11 Tracks, 2001



electro-bach err..rock


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 8.7


Remington Super 60 - "Christmas in May EP" Just perusing the details of the jacket of this release reveals alot. They're from Norway, the EP was mastered by Micromars and they thank Burt Bacharach on the sleeve. I swear, even Burt himself must never have thought of seeing this retro love affair coming on. I wish I bought stock in him. (I wonder if Austin Powers IS responsible?) Anyway, the first track here Christmas Song For Melanie is as kitschy as it is cute, and includes Micromars "effects" taped to a Bacharach beat. Other cuts include Untitled #3 (live) which is a semi bossa nova guitar instrumental (with the odd sound effect thrown in) and it reminds me a bit of something that Beaumont would do. So does the next track You and Me which again carries that kitschy cuteness described above. That pretty much sums this effort up. If you have a propensity toward "chikka chikka boom boom" and can't get enough of that wonderful "duff", then I suppose you'll find this welcome as the post production done by Micromars makes it different from the norm to begin with and it is fairly good. If however, you've had your fill of this though (as have I ) and can't get someone else to buy this so you can copy it (as have I) then for 2 songs, 2 instrumentals and an odd Christmas track it probably won't be worth it. I do like the packaging and CD art a bit though.
Label ~Cafe 2001 , 5 Tracks, 2000



how IS that?


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.4


Rentals - "Return of the Rentals" Everytime someone laments the state of synth or gushes over a non-deserver and I mention this band the most common reaction is "yeah... how IS that?" Seems everyone has heard of this band, but nobody owns this record. If that is true then it's a real shame. Casting the image of the true "nerd" band (They look like talent night at Kreplakistan High "We now to play our songs of instruments, thanking you much"), this outfit uses the good'ol and friendly Moog like it hasn't been used in years. That grungy, spritzy sort of techno fuzz of notes teamed up to great melodies and top lyrics. There are some giant pop cuts here like Friends of P and Please Let That Be You which rock and are just great. There are a lot of really good songs on this album and they find that niche between techno and pop (almost rock) really well. I do not know how available this is any more, but it is certainly something to keep an eye out for if you dig the glory that can be the Moog.
Label ~ Maverick , 10 Tracks, 1995




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.8


Replicant - "Kuuki No Soko" This was something I had wanted for a while but never got and as I was ordering from RK anyway I threw it in finally, and I'm glad I did. This is an album which encapsulates the best sort of things about J-pop bands. Twinkling, somewhat childlike keyboards and melodies, perhaps innocent is the right word, but very touching and not juvenile. It's also recorded very well which makes it a treat thru good gear. You could almost call this twee only there isn't anything depressing about it. At times soft and breathy as on Mental Sweeping and at others charging techno pop such as Nothing Can Stop Us. I know that for some people this sort of thing is an acquired taste but this would be an excellent LP to plumb the waters of chance as it's sure to please. It's equally great to dance to as it is to read and relax to. There are all kinds of records you can buy in this world, but ones that just make you happy are really a rare treat. This is one of those recordings and if you let it, it can take you to that happy place.
Label ~ Radio Khartoum, 13 Tracks, 2002




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.5


Rhythm Fantasy - "World 2003"When perusing the Penelope clips when asked to review them I aslo heard clips from this band which I liked a lot, so I asked Tatsuhiko to include this which he did. Rhythm Fantasy are a 2 girl act delving in really catchy synth pop songs as well as more mature "Portishead" type ballads. Unlike most of the stuff sung in english from japan there is not really much of a hint of any accent to give their location away. (this could be a pro or con depending if you dig the accent) In fact even on songs like Dreaming Forever where they sing part of it in Japanese it sounds like a westerner singing Japanese. I suppose I can attrubute it to the fact that their voices are so well controlled. In other words, they have talent. This is quite a nice album that I have really enjoyed (if a bit short) and again, I could not get Luke to stock it. Include this in your complaint list to him.
Label ~ Vaudeville Park, 7 Tracks, 2003



suave


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.4


Rialto - "Rialto" This band has a hard sound to try to describe. Somewhat Beatle-esque mixed with Beaumont, Holm and a sprinkling of Oasis even. Kind of an upscale rock sound, and in fact this often reminds of, well not spy movie music but it has a certain feeling or aura, that's for sure. It's even hard to pick out individual songs for attention, it has a kind of seamless quality about it which while it didn't immiediately grab me I found myself sinking deeper under it's spell the longer it played. A bit mysterious for sure, but far above the regular fare coming from the UK in this day and age. While it has an air of drama it isn't full of itself, instead reflecting on lifes lost love, the pain of an unrequieted woman or our friend lost opportunity. Quite damn good indeed.
Label ~ WEA, 12 Tracks, 1998



farking brilliant


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 10+


Riverside - "One" I actually saw this group before I ever heard them. I was going to see the Trash Can Sinatras on their first US tour. Now, worrying who was opening was the least concern I had. In fact, I was probably dreading it, figuring it would be Ken Kweeder or some other local "artist". So we get there, me, T-baby and Mr. Muzak and find out the opening group was indeed a "local" act. Great. To my surprise a reasonable looking group of young men proceeded to walk out. It took a few songs to realize, hey, this not only isn't bad or even good, christ, it's great! I'm not sure if they were calling themselves Riverside at the time, T-Baby says they called themselves something else, what we don't remember. Whoever they "were", they almost stole the show, even though that Trash Can Sinatra show was the BEST concert I ever saw, and I've seen a few. This was some time around 89-90 I believe. So it was some years later that T-Baby produces this record, and tells me it was the group we saw. I remembered it was good, but I almost didn't believe him when I listened to it, this thing was so damn good. This record is a tour de-force of every british indy pop lick and has all the sexy style of the Railway Children in spades, and then some. Produced by then ex-Ocean Blue member Steve Lau it is a thing of startling beauty, with Ocean Blue stylings, Bunnymen choruses and Railway Children guitars. Very few American groups have been able to capture this sound, let alone do it better than the brits. I love the Railway Children, but I honestly think this is a better LP than any of theirs, it really is. Every song has the beautiful layered guitar, stratospheric I would say. And the melodies are sublime, subverting and shimmeringly gorgeous. Lyricly it is also a treat to hear and sing along to. It is a true shame they got virtually no recognition for this and have since disbanded. It is older now and was OOP but if you can find it, this is an LP you have got to get a hold of. You will be wondering how in gods name it was allowed to be left buried and unknown. It is truly gigantic.
Label ~ Sire , 10 Tracks, 1992




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.7


Rock Stone - "Cherry Vanilla 7" single" OK, so I get contacted one day late last year by some guy calling himself Rock Stone who wants to send me his new single. (yeah, that's what I thought too) I was so busy and it was near Christmas so I passed on a clip and told him to just send it. Turns out he used to be the guitarist in Lifestyle, the band Fosca was to tour the states with this past december until it fell thru. Rock (or Aug) then left that band and put out this single, and is currently working on an album. On the press sheet he sent, he looks like he's only 17 years old too. (claims he's 25) So what does this sound like? It really is a cross between later Jesus and Mary Chain (less feedback) and New Order. And his voice also reminds me of William Reid, not only in that it sounds like it but he sort of talk sings like William does. I think he has some work to do to make it ideal, but it certainly has promise. The title cut is a very good song, danceable as well with just enough edge to please the hard core. The B side, When U Look Away is actually even better I think, very melodic and synthtronic and quite New Order like. I told him if he could make an album full of this I'd put it out myself! He's trying to get this available at the usual suspects, but until then give him a visit at www.rock-stone.com. You'll be glad you did. I was.
Label ~ Plastic Pancake, 2 Tracks 7" vinyl, 2002



auch gut!


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 8.7


Rockformation Diskokugel - "Fur Softdrinks Keine Zeit" Another Germanic ditty from our friends at Apricot, I believe the proper translation of this LPs' title would be "No Time for Pop". It is about what we'd expect, heavily influenced by synths, with the occasional use of horns and those "gay" german melodies not dis-similar to Blochin 81. However this goes the full monty and is sung in German as well. Some of my favorite cuts on here are Anne Clark vs Morrissey and Love on the Love Parade both of which are upbeat and quite good. They even display a bit of a funk side on Zu Euch. If a foreign language doesn't throw you off and especially if you like older (and especially german) synths you'll find a lot to like here. Well, not a lot. That's my only gripe, it being 7 songs which really isn't even an LP yet, my feelings being an LP doesn't start until 8 tracks. So it's a short LP or long EP, however you call those things. Still, if you are brave enough to try something new and you like techno pop this will serve. At least the lyrics are included, so if you've a mind you can even translate them.
Label ~Apricot , 7 Tracks, 1999




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 10+


Ronderlin - "Wave Another Day Goodbye" I wasn't sure what to expect from this but being a Labrador band expectations were high. Well, the opener, You Made Somebody Want You is a slick, sexy, early Gene-like song teamed to the best of 70's AOR pop/rock, and in fact lead singer Kalle Grahm sounds a LOT like 70's balladeer Al Stewart (that's Al not Rod, as in Time Passages, Year of the Cat etc..) and it is probably one of the best songs I have heard in a long time. As beautiful as it is brilliant and completely engaging. So is the next song, Reflected which drives with such passion and emotion it actually takes it's toll on you listening to it. I almost had to stop at this point and catch my breath. It slows a little on the next track, the sweetly titled Life Brings a Shiver but the song is every bit as emotive as what went before. God damn, what a record! On track 5 we finally get a slight change with Icy Fingers which plumbs that minimalist 70's piano ballad sound, and while it is a departure somewhat from what went before it is a very nice song. On a whole this album is just great, but it does seem to lose a little something toward the end, but I don't think it gets bad, it's just not as titanically fantastic as it begins. It starts out super human, and then comes back to a mortal level of brilliance I'd say. Probably because nobody could survive it otherwise. Still, without question we have here what may already prove to be the album of the year, but I'd still love to hear anything that could top it. A brilliant, beautiful and wholly engrossing effort and an absolute must own.
Label ~ Labrador/Hidden Agenda, 12 Tracks, 2003




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 10


Ronderlin - "The Great Investigation" Without question, there is no tougher act in music than trying to follow up a really good debut album. Ronderlin didn't have a good debut album, they had an album so stunning it was one of the literal best albums of all time, where they managed to mix passion with beautiful, genuine and tender emotion to music that seemed to breathe life into those feelings. It rarely gets better, if it even ever did, and it left me truly astounded. So it was with both trepidation and anxiousness that I awaited this follow up, and I can say after wiping away the beads of perspiration that, while no, it's not as good as that, it is damn close which alone is quite startling. Musically it is quintessentially them, however they do broaden their musical sound without sacrificing any of it, which allows for it to be familiar and new at the same time. Kalle sounds as good as ever, however on just a few tracks his voice is mixed to be a little different, and while I wasn't sure I liked that at first in time I came around. What's more this may actually be a little more "upbeat" over all than the debut was, not that it was slow, lets say at times this is just a tad more agressive musically. So that's that, the proof is in the pudding and this band has proven it has the goods and the first time was no fluke. Without question they are one of the best traditional rock bands in the world right now, if not the best. I can't give it a spouting 10 because I have to make a distinction between it and their first, but this is a gem and it (and their debut) can be had in our Popsicle shop.
Label ~ Tomt, 10 Tracks, 2007



hoodoo!


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 8.9


Ruck Rover - "Before We Lost It" I'm old enough to easily remember Men At Work, but I was always more of a fan of the other Aussie group popular at the time called the Hoodoo Gurus, and they are exactly who I'm reminded of when I hear the first track off this LP Thornbury. They get a bit too american sounding on the comically named Mr Jo Bangles but that switches again on the next track E. A. Blair which sounds decidedly a bit more English. I particularly like track 6 Motorbike and the next Telephone which is a little Lucksmith like at first but then changes and is quite interesting. There is an odd mix of styles going on here, some 70's US "powerpop", some 70's britpop, even some Green Day chords. One look at the cover is enough to show they aren't a real serious bunch, and with fun songs like Vicky Took a Sicky it is a pretty carefree easy to listen to album, which again is something akin to the Gurus. Certainly better than a lot of stuff out there, and a good fun times record. No worries mate!
Label ~ Candle, 11 Tracks, 2000




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.2


Rules - "The Rules EP" This was another goody picked up from a Tonevendor audio file. It is a 6 track disc housed in a sleeve shaped like a floppy disc which alone made it cool enough to warrant getting it. This band plays instrumental "themes" which are exceptionally groovy, having airs of techno without the overt beat, great ambient guitar and melodies as catchy as all hell with a slight hint of lounge jazz. The record quality is great and it's a real treat thru a good stereo. My favorite is probably the great bass lined jazz romp Norwegian which has just the slightest 70's pimp vibe to it until it turns and the guitars get a little angry. A great cut. In fact there isn't a dud on the whole thing, and if you like really good instrumental theme type music I cannot make a better recommendation to you. This wanders in various styles and does them all with delicate aplomb, whether accentuating guitars one moment, keyboard the next or letting the bass take control. The songs fall somewhere between soundtrack music and jazz improv, being both and neither really. Quite as good as this sort of thing gets, and not a bad value for the dollar as it's only $7 and it's almost 24 minutes long or 4 minutes a track. If you enjoy good instrumental music and putting your stereo thru it's paces this one is sure to please.
Label ~ the Rules, 6 Tracks, 2003(I think)



where's the mod?


Hip-ometer Rating ~ 8.2


Rumors - "Mind the Gap" This is a band submitted disc and when I saw the cover I was quite expecting it to be English Mod sounding , as tube stations have always been one of the visual calling cards of that style (which seems to be coming back as well) and especially as the first track is called London Town. However, the song is a wash of American bluesy guitar with that Southern rock feel. (almost early REM-ish) While the bluesy bit is not my cup of tea at all, musically this isn't too bad, but I cannot get past the lead singers voice which is just too american sounding for me. Perhaps that's odd with me being american but I think there are very few americans indeed who can get away with sounding good, and most of them are female. (which accounts for the preponderance of female vocalists in US indie bands) I always thought it odd foreigners with accents who are hard to understand when speaking English (especially the English) always sound so damn good when they sing. It's quite odd. Anyway, if it wasn't for the voice I think I'd like this much more than I do, but even with a voice I was more partial to I'd put it at about an 8.2, but as it is it's about a 7, which puts it in the area that if I heard it on the radio it would be OK but I'll never listen to of my own devices. However, most of you don't seem to be put off by american voices and blues rock as I do, and I think you'll probably like this quite a lot. For you I can easily see this being around a 9.5, perhaps even higher. So I split the difference and gave it an 8.2
Label ~ Ear X-tacy, 12 Tracks, 2001




Hip-ometer Rating ~ 9.7


Russian Futurists - "Our Thickness" This is the third long player by this band, AKA Matthew Adam Hart, and while I had heard of them this is the first disc of his I actually purchased. I was prompted by a few sound clips I had heard which in some regards reminded me of the excellent Fan Modine album of last year. The leap of faith was well rewarded. This is a rather unique musical outing, and it is less music than the recycling, processing and regurgitation of every catchy, happy, pop friendly riff going back to the sixties. In fact no genre is safe as it even borrows off of nursery rhyme melodies. Once gathered, they are hammered out and hammered home in (sometimes) numbing repetition. The result is an album of songs that while new seem old right away, which makes this recording seem like an old friend very quickly. And while a few of the tracks lose something due to the repetition, most are quite excellent, and some such as Paul Simon or Incandescent Hearts reach a strange level of quasi magistery and glory that while surprising are instantly and eminently enjoyable. Because this is processed in a lo-fi sort of shroud it is not the type of album most audiophiles would embrace, which is a genuine pity. It's supposed to be about the music after all, and music is where this album zeros in and hits a dead on bullseye. I suggest you get this, and in fact a perusal of this bands back catalog seems entirely in order.
Label ~ Matinee, 12 Tracks, 2005






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