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Zelienople / Hold You Up
Album:Hold You Up Collection:General
Artist:Zelienople Added:03/2020
Label:Miasmah Records 

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 30, 2020:Stranded at Settembrini's
You Have It

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2020-04-01 
Dark, slow, densely textured dream-rock. Like the house band in a David Lynch film playing twenty feet underwater, or desert blues performed in a cave. Since Zelienople released their last album in 2015, singer/guitarist Matt Christensen has recorded and released more than 100 albums on Bandcamp, many of which are very good, and a few of which are in KZSU's library. These recordings have an off-the-cuff feel, but there's also an aura of intense focus—rock & roll as group meditation practice. I love this band. RIYL late Talk Talk, Songs: Ohia, Labradford, Scott Tuma, or Ali Farka Toure or Tinariwen jamming with Low. All songs slow unless noted otherwise. Favorites: 3, 4, 5. No FCCs detected.

1. (6:30)—Sudden start. Slow "New Grass"-like beat, mirage blues riff. "I feel safer taking care of you."
2. (6:05)—Free-tempo and loose, with rolling drums that rise and fall. Piano, squeaking cymbals.
3. *(8:14)—Gentle, chugging beat. Similar to track 1, but with more tension this time. Long intro. Gradual build.
4. *(4:36)—Mid-tempo, the single. Deep, galloping groove. Strong desert blues feel. Weary yet determined.
5. *(5:02)—Gentle organ, brushed drums. Bassoon? Calming, downcast. Talk Talk with lots of reverb.
6. (5:54)—Mid-tempo beat that reminds me of splashing rocks. The fastest song here, but rather gentle in texture.

Track Listing
1.Safer 
4.You Have It
2.Breathe 
5.Such an Unkind Time
3.Hold You Up 
6.America