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Larsen, John / Kismet
Album:Kismet Collection:General
Artist:Larsen, John Added:10/2003
Label:Greyday Productions 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-11-17 Pull Date:2004-01-19 
Week Ending:18 Jan11 Jan21 Dec14 Dec23 Nov

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 06 Sep 04:Red West
The Longest Short Song Marathon
4.Wed, 07 Jan 04:johnn
sad and dangerous
2.Thu, 15 Jan 04:J & The Real L.P.
15 Miles til Sunday
5.Thu, 18 Dec 03:J
15 Miles til Sunday
3.Thu, 08 Jan 04:Punky Brewer
Love on a Mix Tape
6.Wed, 10 Dec 03:johnn
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