My favorite indie album of 2006! Sophomore release from Berlin-based singer Julia Guther and her crew. Guther sings in an understated, matter-of-fact style that resonates a certain genuineness. The vibe is carefree, but there’s definitely a melancholic emotional depth that underlies each song. Think Stereolab meets the Breeders. Excellent music for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Nothing revolutionary here, but this is very listenable, down-to-earth indie pop, executed to perfection. Love it! Highly Recommended.
Favorite Tracks: 1, 2, 5, 8
- Captain Dee, December 2006 -
**1. Hopeful and contemplative at the same time. Lovely! (3:46)
**2. Cheerful, but restrained. Background vocals in the chorus. (3:39)
3. Strong beat, slightly stormy vibe. (3:08)
*4. Downtempo, wistful. Layers of guitar towards the end. (2:49)
**5. Laidback sections alternate with catchy, driving breakdowns. (5:48)
*6. Mellow, strum-y guitar goodness. Nostalgic atmosphere. (4:28)
*7. Sultry sections break out into bright, resplendent riffs. (4:39)
**8. Repeated chords carry the groove, then super catchy breakdowns on the choruses. Krautrock influence? (4:09)
9. Head-in-the-clouds vibe, slightly loopy. (3:18)
*10. Intimate, somewhat day-dreamy.
11. Subdued, pensive. Touches of harmonica. (3:22)