Grubbs, David / A Guess at the Riddle
Album: A Guess at the Riddle   Collection:General
Artist:Grubbs, David   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Drag City  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-08 Pull Date: 2005-01-10
Week Ending: Nov 21 Nov 14
Airplays: 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 17, 2004: press and release
Hurricane Season
4. Nov 10, 2004: Dross
Hurricane Season
2. Nov 16, 2004: Lick my moody guitar show
The Neophyte
5. Nov 09, 2004: Lick My Moody Guitar Show
The Neophyte
3. Nov 10, 2004: press and release
The Neophyte

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2004-10-26
Pleasant thoughtful rock from ex-Gaster del Sol/Squirrelbait guitarist (this is his 4th solo release so perhaps it’s time to stop referencing his past) Hannah Marcus contributes some vocals. Matmos does some electronics but not much.

1,2.Minor key mid-tempo. Fem backing vocals. Nice drum sound.
3.slower, no drums
4.Add cello- guitar/drums still take lead. Very nice.
+5.instr, mid-tempo, great playing, unpretentious
6.short. high pitched drone
7.can hear some of Matmos’s noises here, dissonant piano track
8.more successful/cohesive piano track but drigeful. abstract percussion
+9.calexicoish drums/guit- mid/slow, jaded voice
10.faster, doesn’t really work
+11.Epic track, everyone contributes, long build, piano bridge to electronic noise. No vocals after T-4:30, if you feel like a voiceover.
12. quiet, ambient non-track of static and low tones.

Track Listing
1. Knight Errant   7. You'll Never Tame Me
2. A Cold Apple   8. Your Neck in the Woods
3. Wave Generators   9. One Way Out of the Maze
4. Magnifcence As Such   10. Pangolin
5. The Neophyte   11. Hurricane Season
6. Rosie Ruiz   12. Coda (Breathing)