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Entries Tagged as 'funk'

quick take : chain and the gang : music’s not for everyone

23 Mar 2011 · No Comments

Scratchy, aggressively lo-fi production and the rough/smooth interplay between Ian Svenonius and a veritable harem of female back-up singers (Tara Jane O’Neil and Finally Punk’s Veronica Ortuño among them) are the wires baling this unruly garage rock/soul/funk/blues conglom. Not all of it works for me, but highlights like the rave-up “Detroit Music,” its instrumental sequel [...]

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Tags: 2011 · K · c · funk · garage rock · lo-fi · quick take

quick take: Fujiya & Miyagi : Ventriloquizzing

27 Jan 2011 · 1 Comment

Ventriloquizzing’s combo of low-register, talky, and somewhat menacing vocal delivery with jittery indie funk reminds me of early Shriekback. A lot. Enough for me to mostly overlook that the lyrics are not much to my taste (repetitive, leaning on familiar phrases and imagery, and in the case of “Sixteen Shades of Black & Blue,” unpleasant). [...]

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Tags: 2011 · f · funk · indie rock · quick take · yep roc