Larsen, John / Kismet
Album: Kismet   Collection:General
Artist: Larsen, John   Added:Oct 2003
Label: Greyday Productions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-17 Pull Date: 2004-01-19
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Dec 21 Dec 14 Nov 23
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 7

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 06, 2004: The Longest Short Song Marathon
Ducking Interlude
4. Jan 07, 2004: sad and dangerous
On An Ice Block
2. Jan 15, 2004: 15 Miles til Sunday
The Flashing Flail From Heav
5. Dec 18, 2003: 15 Miles til Sunday
On An Ice Block
3. Jan 08, 2004: Love on a Mix Tape
6. Dec 10, 2003: sad and dangerous

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-11-17
WOW, THIS IS WONDERFUL!!! From Portland, Oregon, John Larsen produces a melancholic nostalgia in the same way as Yo La Tengo, using poppy progressions with some fuzz. He uses plate reverb vocals very effectively, which produces a timeless quality to the more rockin' songs. Vocals kind of remind me of some older Flaming Lips. As a whole, the album stays captivating, with upbeat pop songs, sad songs, and groovin songs. All great!
6, 3, 7, 9, 4, 5.

1. strummy, pensive acoustic + plate-verb vox. breaks out w/ organ.
2. 30 sec sample
3. upbeat indie pop rockin', nostalgic sounding.
4. sentimental verse w/ nice reverb on vox.
5. lo-fi piano + guitar, w/ adorable vocals. spacey groove at end.
6. spacy, moody beautiful tremolo guitar, extremely nostalgic. great!
7. acoustic guitar+ distant voice, then lazy groove, phaser on drums.
8. short song of just arpeggiated tremolo guitar + plate vocals.
9. catchy indie pop beat, melancholic vocals, spacey breaks at end.
10. bluesy guitar + plate vocals, then beautiful fuzzy spacey end.
11. sustained keyboard chords, slow swinging looped beat.

Track Listing
1. Saint Sebastian   6. Jaleo
2. Ducking Interlude   7. Medicine Cabinet
3. A Rose in Reverse   8. The Bleacher's Feet
4. Venus of Willendorf   9. Snap and Crackle
5. On An Ice Block   10. The Flashing Flail From Heav
  11. You Are My Sunshine