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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 : holden : l’essentiel

13 Apr 2011 · 1 Comment

The confusingly named L’essentiel is split into two halves: “Champ” (field) is 14 tracks culled (and remastered) from Holden’s previous releases; “Hors-Champ” (off-screen) is another 14 previously unreleased tracks. I suspect some, like a cover of The Smiths’ “The Boy With the Thorn In His Side,” were left off earlier albums because they simply didn’t [...]

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Tags: 2011 · dream pop · electro-acoustic · experimental · h · indie pop · quick take · watusa

quick take : Asboi Seksu : Fluorescence

09 Mar 2011 · No Comments

On my first time through this seemed to have less distorted guitar/shoegaze goodness than prior efforts, and Yuki Chikudate’s vocals struck me as a bit more thin and chirpy than I recalled. On second listen, with the volume up a little more, I don’t hear what bugged me at all. My favorite track is “Trance [...]

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Tags: 2011 · a · dream pop · indie rock · polyvinyl · quick take · shoegaze