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Reich, Robert / Gaffer Tapes, the
Album:Gaffer Tapes, the Collection:General 12"
Artist:Reich, Robert Added:04/2004

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Add Date:2004-07-05 Pull Date:2004-08-23 

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New Single, Chaulk Lined Sunset

Album Review
Katie P.
Reviewed 2004-07-06 
Robert Reich "The Gaffer Tapes" - The solo album of one of the guys from Slowcoach. This is some nice basic rock music. The songs mostly consist of a couple guitars, bass, drums, and gruff vocals. The whole thing seems to be a pretty lo-fi recording with the drums sometimes coming off as tinny and the bass and guitars well distorted. Most songs have a moody feel using chords that are just slightly off kilter. I'm not a big fan of the vocals. They are gruff and somewhat monotone, generally the guy isn't a singer. Nothing amazing, but some really nice stuff. Worth checking out if you're looking for some good lo-fi rock.
My Picks: 5, 8
Katie P. 4/28/04

1) Fades in with bass line and drums along with a flange effect. Guitars come in with a moody tone. Short instrumental.
2) Midtempo with a brighter sound. Guitars, heavy bass, and lo-fi drums. Vocals are gruff and mostly spoken/sung.
3) Acoustic guitar and same gruff vocals. Nice guitar work on this. Ooo, a little trumpet in there too. Fcc: says "fuck."
4) Dragging midtempo and very moody. Strumming guitar with odd chords.
5) Starts with looped organ/keyboards and a drum machine. Solid midtempo. Guitar comes in along with distorted rough vocals. The whole thing sounds a little overblown and distorted, but it's a nice effect.
6) Faster midtempo with a nice solid beat. Nice extended intro with guitars before the vocals come in. Drums pound up to an abrupt stop.
7) Midtempo song that sounds a little happier, more hopeful sounding. Heavy and distorted bass and guitar. The last part of the song without vocals is really nice.
8) Midtempo happy sounding song about California. A little bouncy with another person helping out on vocals for this one.
9) Faster midtempo and a little bouncy. Fun.
10) Moodier and sounds a little dragging even though it's a solid midtempo. The bass is strangely low in tone. Sounds like a trumpet here and there. Slows part way through to the end.

Track Listing
1.Your Bishop Is Rooking My... 6.Cutting Heads
2.Chaulk Lined Sunset 7.Trigger Bridges
3.New Single 8.Ode to California
4.It's Time 9.Spit
5.My Knight Is Rooking Your... 10.Traffic