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quick take : if by yes : salt on sea glass

12 May 2011 · No Comments

Hard to slot this into a specific genre, it’s not very “rock” (not in the least “rawk”), largely (but not exclusively electronic). It’s the sort of record in which choices of “which instrument voices this part” seem driven more by sonic coloration than by personnel. There’s a lot going on if you pay close attention [...]

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Tags: 2011 · chimera · dream pop · electropop · experimental · i · indie pop · quick take

quick take : i was totally destroying it : preludes

12 Apr 2011 · No Comments

Preludes makes me think of Metric, not because I Was Totally Destroying It sound like Metric — they mostly don’t, although “Fight/Flight” does a bit — but because Preludes feels like the kind of leap that Metric made between Grow Up And Blow Away and Fantasies: the elements are the same, but everything is in [...]

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Tags: 2011 · greyday · i · indie rock · new wave · power pop · quick take

quick take : iceage : new brigade

05 Apr 2011 · No Comments

In places these extremely young Danish punks reminds me powerfully of the proto-Joy Division band Warsaw. Or, more accurately, the band Warsaw might have become if, instead of getting slower and chillier, they’d gotten faster and more abrasive. There’s a crazy physicality to this release; sometimes the band seems to be fighting with itself, using [...]

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Tags: 2011 · dais · i · punk · quick take