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Various Artists / Homework No. 10
Album:Homework No. 10 Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Oct 2004
Label:Hyped 2 Death 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-10-18 Pull Date:2004-12-20 
Week Ending:Dec 5Nov 28Nov 21Nov 14Nov 7Oct 31Oct 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 23, 2009:PACC Appreciation Show
You Were An Optimist
4.Dec 03, 2004:Baptism of Solitude
On the Rytz
2.Sep 06, 2007:Fiction Romance
You Were An Optimist
5.Nov 26, 2004:Baptism of Solitude
Chains and Polymers
3.Nov 23, 2005:Brownian Motion
6.Nov 23, 2004:Storytime!
On the Rytz

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-10-07 
Interesting mix, compilation of late 70’s-early 80’s bands, most of which represent well the limbo that many artists were experiencing being hung between the accessibility of tidal New Wave and their artful, abandonment of production/melody, sentiments. Unfortunately, a lot artists of the day ended up simply sounding like bad knock-offs of something good from the UK. Good news is that few of those bands are on this CD, most are really good and some are truly excellent, their rare tracks finally making it to a public forum (this is one of the only cds where you will find Culturcide). Cool document, great stuff.

1) skronky w/ sax, buried tom beat, nowave from a demo, beefheart comes to mind for sure
2) ¾ waltzy early LA art music, melodic, nice noise outro
3) glammier, east coast new wave art rock feel a la Television
4) lower fi art rock, old New Order feel maybe
5) simple low fi casio w/ guit, treated vocs, mellow and pleasant
6) simple casio, dark tone, instrumental
7) chill dark, 4AD This Mortal Coil feel
8) disjunct guit and beat, fuzzed vocs, “artwave”
9) new wavey, fairly minimal, keyboards and beat turns full on pogo, great lyrics
10) artwave, casio beats w/ melodic vocs but with noisy guit counterpoint
11) simple new romantic mix w/ dissonace
12) urgent rockin w/ slight twang
13) female vocs, slits/lilliput-like
14) saxaphone gives this a Laura Logic feel
15) cool dark feel, female electronoise rock pre-proto-electroclash
16) FCCs at end, near end, Culturcide track from Year One LP
17) upbeat synth rock, dark tone
18) dated, pretty 80’s sounding, synth feel
19) dark synth rock, near goth feel
20) brief synth track

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.AdultsCall on Me
2.B PeopleGive Up
3.China ShopKowtow
4.Band of SusansYou Were An Optimist
5.Arms of Someone New, theLeft to Right
6.Bomis PrendinVacation
7.Black Cat BoneJudas Tree
9.CardboardsOn the Rytz
10.Brain PeopleStrange Things to Come
11.Robin Crutchfields Dark DayForced Landing
12.Blue TrapezeIn the Still Darkness
13.Bound and GaggedChains and Polymers
14.Chemicals Made From DirtIke
15.Crash Course in ScienceFactory Forehead
17.CardboardsElectrical Generator
18.August SonsVampyre
19.Bomis PrendinAuto Acupuncture
20.Robin Crutchfield's Dark DayExtermination #2