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Various Artists / Aural Fixation Kvrx Lo
Album:Aural Fixation Kvrx Lo Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:02/2001
Label:Kvrx 91.7 

Album Review
nari
Reviewed 2001-09-02 
KVRX Local Live 5 - the annual comp. of the best cuts from KVRX Austin's Local Live show. Disc 2 is some fine mellow indie rock & a couple electronic oriented things, while Disc 1 is a variety of Texas homegrown with something for *everyone*.

Disc1:
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1. Simple folky song with kooky, self-deprecating humor
2. Downtrodden country tune
*3. Solo acoustic guitar; sliding blues, with a jig at the end
4. Dance-like, jaunty, Jewish
5. Rock song with a little bite
*6. Male singer & his guitar with some weepy phasing effects
7. Pop emo cliches
8. Spoken word joke w/guitar accomp.
9. Dreamy, bendy reverbed guitars, regretful male vocals
10. Fur Elise (LvB) cover in the style of Urge Overkill
11. A cute, upbeat country tune. Rockin Around the Xmas Tree.
*12. Banjo, harmonica, soft drums, and soulful male vocals
13. Cartoony vocals .. is this a joke?
*14. Nice beat, Latin percussion, spaced out electric guitar
15. Another man w/ a guitar joking around. Cute though :)
*16. Rock song. Man-Or-Astroman demo tape.
*17. Calypso? Here's what the website says: "Austin, Texas' original Soukous and Afro-Pop dance band!"
18. Welcome to the Jungle cover in the style of disco
19. Female vocals, acoustic guitar, bittersweet folk singing

Disc 2:
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*1. Very slow, wet & dreamy instr. Sigh :-)
*2. Mostly instrumental, moody, like Mercury Program
*3. Japancakes - Dreamy instr. w/ little poignant moments, like 33.3
4. Gentle, innocent female vocals, dancey drum loop.
*5. Remember Sub Oslo? Very beat oriented dark groove. Nice.
*6. Slow moving, atmospheric, minimal, sheer, electronic soundscape
7. Low/GYBE style drone opening; becomes a biting, raucous rock song
8. Poppy, moody 80s dance track. New Order.
*9. Yeti - Swingin' drums, psychy distorted guitars.
10. Quiety, bluesy opening; angry conclusion
*11. Friends of Dean Martinez - angsty post rock w/ a touch of southern twang
*12. Snappy, syncopated drums, vibes, viola, and sax. Moody, groovy.
*13. Dylan Group does a wicked 9 minute jazz rock jam. Euphone/Isotope.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Orange Mothers, the Heaven
2.Barkers, the New Yellow Shoes
3.Spot Dog, Duck, Dildos, Bondage,
4.Rubinchik's Yiddish Ensemble Die Heisser (Ein Tartar Tanz
5.Sleepwalkers, the Major Point
6.Craig Ross World and Wonder
7.Subset Winter '79
8.Hamell on Trial Disconnected
9.Charlie Horse This Is not a Movie
10.Charlie Burton Elise
11.Bellfuries, the You Must Be a Loser
12.Okkervil River Omie Wise
13.Adult Rodeo Outside the Me Show
14.Big Breakfast Sung Hi's Lament
15.Tall, Dark and Lonesome Thirteen
16.Viper Horse Total Bs
17.Tamasha Africana Amerika
18.Recliners, the Welcome to the Jungle
19.Apples in Stereo Hold Onto this Day
20.Li'l Cap'n Travis The Mittens
21.Mandarin Waterborne
22.Japancakes Vocode Inn
23.Sweet Trip Fish
24.Sub Oslo Reassemble
25.Cyrus Rego Excerpt
26.Timonium Crushed Discs
27.A Roman Scandal Shot Shot Murderess
28.Yeti The Man with the Lamp
29.Falcon Project, the Orange Power
30.Friends of Dean Martinez Cabeza De Mojado
31.Golden Arm Trio Dead Man's Hall
32.Dylan Group, the A Hugh From the Land of Plin