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Lateduster / Easy Pieces
Album:Easy Pieces Collection:General
Artist:Lateduster Added:Oct 2004
Label:Merck Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-10-25 Pull Date:2004-12-27 
Week Ending:Dec 12Dec 5Nov 28Nov 21Nov 14Nov 7Oct 31

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 14, 2005:Trip Over Zero
4.Jan 16, 2005:Anywhere Out of the World
Hospital No. 32
2.Apr 17, 2005:Dancing in Outerspace
5.Dec 09, 2004:Fiction Romance
Hospital No. 32
3.Jan 24, 2005:Stirling's Approximation
6.Nov 28, 2004:Dancing in Outerspace

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-10-18 
Lateduster is a supergroup from Minneapolis: Neotropic, Fog (of Ninja Tine), Dosh (of Anticon), and Sans Le Systeme. Imagine a bunch of trip-hop DJs at an intimate, acoustic, guitars & drums jam session. These four know how to rock, yet the whole album is very warm and romantic. Think Album Leaf styled post-rock French kisses Ninja Tune styled trip-hop.

Merck is one of the best – if not the best – electronica labels in the biz. For that reason, it is very important that you play/chart this album. The good news is that this album kicks ass, so rockin' it is a no-brainer.

Favorite tracks: 2 is gorgeous! Also try: 1, 3, 7

*1. Warm pulses give way to shakers, drum and floating guitar notes. The beat is groovin' and the guitars intensify, but the track still oozes tenderness. (8:16)
**2. Echoing, cheerful guitar with a sick turntable beat. Then ethereal guitars start jamming out. Beautiful! (6:48)
*3. Stop & start drums, cute high-pitched sound effects and guitar scamper around in the ether. Picture a carefree evening somewhere out in the country. (4:26)
4. Plucking, ambient guitar and high-pitched rumbling give way to dreamy piano and guitar over slow beat. Intensifies over time, then sputters out slowly. (7:01)
5. Distant speech samples over rumble-y guitars, nostalgic electronic melody, and sparse, quiet drums. Guitars grow louder. The last 90 seconds is a chorus of goofy, robotic grunts. (6:20)
6. Loungy guitars, intricate mid-tempo drumming. Dissonant ambient noise gives it all a dark vibe. (5:25)
*7. Warm guitar echos over cute scurrying noises. Then strong twangy guitar melody enters over sick, infectious drums. Hell yeah! (5:02)
8. Warble-y noises, slow beat, metallic sounds, super wistful keyboard melody with guitar strumming. Sounds like the ending track to a film. (5:06)

Track Listing
1.Shaker/Flicker 5.A Gallon of Hope
2.Keno 6.Sonata
3.Grunting and Walking Around 7.Hospital No. 32
4.Mn^Obahoba/Milovanova (Vera) 8.Love Theme (From "Variete")