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Common Eider, King Eider / How To Build A Cabin
Album:How To Build A Cabin Collection:General
Artist:Common Eider, King Eider Added:Oct 2007
Label:Yik Yak Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-04-13 Pull Date:2008-06-15 
Week Ending:Jun 1May 25Apr 20

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1.Jul 04, 2012:minimum entropy
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4.Feb 27, 2009:orangeasm
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2.Aug 21, 2011:lost and found
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5.Sep 05, 2008:Radiophonic
Bread King
3.Sep 01, 2009:Jena & Gomorrah
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6.May 27, 2008:nag champa orangeasm
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Album Review
Reviewed 2008-03-23 
Common Eider, King Eider
"How to Build a Log Cabin"

Think of this as 'A Silver Mt. Zion' meets 'Stars in the Lid.'
This album splits into two relatively distinct pieces: tracks 1,2,6 make use of raw viola string and distortion. Tracks 3,5,7 focus on haunting gregorian-like vocals which are often unaccompanied. This hypnotic, ultra-fatigued string minimalism achieves something an abstract funeral dirge. Track 4 is intended to be the apex of the album. Altogether a solid album. No FCC's

1 (5:07) distant, swaying strings lead a forlorn track unexpectedly disrupted by mass distortion around 3:00.

2 (4:01) The viola is out of tune, creating a growing gap of dissonance.

3 (3:27) heavily processed throat singing (like monks chanting deeply) which sounds like rolling thunder clouds. In the distance are light echoing femme vocals and strings.

4 (7:05) Soft ghostly vox with piano become heavy, scratchy guitar noise in the last two minutes.

5 (3:16) Floating vocals accompanied only by more heavily distorted vocals.

6 (6:52) Bowed strings harmonizing with a fair bit of reverb buzz.

7 (5:45) A faster track with more reverb, livelier vocals

Track Listing
1.Steal Your Hair 4.Red Bears
2.Hollemn 5.Snowgballs For Reuven
3.Please Don't Drill In Anwr 6.Red Horses
 7.Bread King