Arc and Sender / Arc and Sender
Album: Arc and Sender   Collection:General
Artist:Arc and Sender   Added:Jul 2005
Label:High Two Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-09-04 Pull Date: 2005-11-06
Week Ending: Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 9 Oct 2 Sep 25 Sep 18 Sep 11
Airplays: 1 1 3 2 2 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 01, 2005: lick my moody guitar
Squares and Circles
4. Oct 04, 2005: lick my moody guitar show
Squares and Circles
2. Oct 25, 2005: lick my moody guitar
Hundred-Year Flood
5. Oct 04, 2005: Eclectica
Hundred-Year Flood
3. Oct 05, 2005: Brownian Motion
Hundred-Year Flood
6. Sep 27, 2005: Umami Storytime
Hundred-Year Flood

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-08-30
"One part Brian Eno; one part Jesus Lizard; one Dirty Three" (one sheet). Again, fairly accurate for this Philadelphia trio. But I'd maybe replace the Eno reference with early Confusion is Sex/Evol era noise of Sonic Youth. Moments of post-rock, tech rock, moody darkness a la Sunn((O))) in these all instrumental compositions. Some tracks long and run the gamut, but they segue nicely and really explore their sonic worlds, going from quiet to loud and back, straight 4/4 rhythmic to strange triplets, from dissonance to chromatic. Cool stuff.

1) one minute dark noise drone intro
2) heavy beat, discordant yet upbeat, dense playful and great instrumental, majorly slow breakdown
3) i see the Dirty Three comparisons now: dissonant yet chill slow, builds heavier though with electric guitar
4) chill manipulation of bell tones then plodding bass stuff, bordering on experimental
5) dark toned upbeat triplet feel with violin, really smacking of Dirty Three with brushed drums to boot, three minutes in the fucker explodes, then segues out long and noisey a la Confusion is Sex/Evol Sonic Youth
6) mathy non danceable rhythms, proggy
7) chill noise, droney, is this the "Eno" reference? i 'spose...
8) epic, long, beautiful early Sonic Youth'ish feedbacky noise jam preceeds an heavy bashout that picks up a real near-stoney down-tuned beat and feel

Track Listing
1. Untitled   5. Perambulations
2. Hundred-Year Flood   6. Light Pain
3. Semblance   7. Skinner Box
4. Squares and Circles   8. Sleep Hope Wake and Then