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Entries Tagged as 'dream pop'

Juna: Marina Goes To Moon

19 May 2018 · No Comments

I’ve been impressed lately by the number of quality of Brazilian shogegaze/dreampop acts (most of which I found via The Blog That Celebrates Itself) and I love visual references to Georges Méliès’ “A Trip to the Moon,” so this one jumped to the top of the listen-to queue. Juna’s take on dreampop has a [...]

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Beach House: 7

19 May 2018 · No Comments

First spin through 7 left me impressed by a lot of the sonic detail, but craving something with a bit more bite (I went with Lush). Warming more to the record as I spend more time with it, but it’s still a bit languorous depending on my mood. Weird guitar bits pull me in hardest, [...]

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Kellie Lloyd: Fragile States

05 May 2018 · No Comments

It’s pretty nuts how long I was a fan of Screamfeeder – following Tim to his We All Want To and The Whats projects – without realizing that Kellie Lloyd also has solo records.
Kellie Lloyd on bandcamp

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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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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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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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