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Parlour / Octopus Off-Broadway
Album:Octopus Off-Broadway Collection:General
Artist:Parlour Added:04/2002
Label:Secretly Canadian 

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 04, 2008:nag champa orangeasm
Mperfect
4.Jun 18, 2002:Strange Attractors
Stipendlax
2.Jul 19, 2002:Memory Select
Mperfect
5.Jun 06, 2002:Subbinn Nubbins
Stipendlax
3.Jul 02, 2002:Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Stipendlax

Album Review
nari
Reviewed 2002-05-13 
PARLOUR "Octopus Off-Broadway" [label: temp.residence]

A new very Louisville, Kentucky post-rock project from Tim Furnish of The For Carnation and Aerial M (insert lists him as guitars and 'electro-octopization'). Unlike the aforementioned groups, Parlour's brand of instrumental rock has high energy and tension, due mostly to the sharp live drumming. They use krautlike repeated phrases backed by a morphing texture of synths to create lively and hypnotic mood pieces. -nari

*1. start off the album with a bang - urgent beats and a funky groove for this mesmerizing track
2. how many steve reich & philip glass comparisons can I fit in this week? only time will tell. kooky soundbank and urgent, repeated theme.
3. begins sad flutes, develops into sad, intensely moody rocker; this would be first pick for my show, but probably not yours
*4. lighthearted, somewhat psych/trancey song, with a nice little groove underneath
5. idyllic synth & woodwind texture.. then a circus clown's theme at 1:41
*6. starts off spacey and futuristic, then bass & drums come in for a very right-on syncopated trip-hop kind of groove; nice melodic variety, and pretty textures; builds to a big splashy ending; nice.
*7. another rump waggin good groove, this time under a heavy haze of synths and a pretty, bittersweet melody; ends & fades into a low hum at -7:35 left; the low hum comes alive at about -5:00 for an ominous ambient excursion

Track Listing
1.Stipendlax 4.Mperfect
2.Aflipperput 5.Sleeper
3.This Time 6.Weeds Thatgrow Into Trees
 7.The Living Begining