Hoop Dreams / Dark Summer
Album: Dark Summer   Collection:General
Artist:Hoop Dreams   Added:Oct 2012
Label:Dymaxion Groove  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-11-11 Pull Date: 2013-01-13
Week Ending: Jan 13 Jan 6 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 08, 2013: minimum entropy
Mr X^4/Loner Party
4. Dec 19, 2012: Brownian Catharsis
2. Jan 06, 2013: Minding The Gap
Mr X^4/Loner Party
5. Dec 13, 2012: minimum entropy ii
With You
3. Jan 05, 2013: Music Casserole
Mr X^4/Loner Party
6. Dec 06, 2012: The Sunset Life
Still On The Floating Ball

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2012-10-31
Electronic/living room experimental. Messing up pop sentinents with noise and irreverence much the same way bands like Neutral Milk Hotel did 20 years ago, all things relative. Strangeness upped a bit cuz strangeness in general has been upped; pop still there cuz its here to stay more than ever. Dare I say “fucked up”? Living room 4-track sentiments intact, casio beats bent, tripped out psyche realm explored. Not for the queasy or prone to motion sickness. All songs great, instrumentals as vocalizations are not comprehendible. Play any. Play all.

1) (4:07) strange pop, melodic if disjunct vocs, then the last ~1 min is just cool loopy experimentalism
2) (3:04) casio drums and echoey vocals, twisted and mangled but maintaining a semblence of pop
3) (2:53) experimental feel, cool looped, musical nonetheless
4) (2:54) mid-slow, “easy listening” strange bent
5) (1:09) cool messed up shit, thought this was going Amon Tobin/Tipsy exotic on us for a second, er 69 seconds, a good short interlude to throw into your set if you need a quick stab at the afil
6) (2:55) slow-mid, slight exotica feel
7) (3:15) disjunct noisy, with messy beat, rhythms
8) (3:19) slower spacey trippiness
9) (0:41) trippy interlude, brief
10) (8:45) cool guitar minimalism lays down a foundation, buried trippy voices and overall chill narcotic downtempo if noodly meandering feel makes this a serious winner.

Track Listing
1. Still On The Floating Ball   6. Make It Right
2. Dark Summer   7. Despair
3. Get Up In The Chomper   8. With You
4. Noisier   9. Tell Me Whats Wrong With This
5. Spririt Momentum   10. Mr X^4/Loner Party