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Sic Alps / A Long Way Around To A Shortcut
Album:A Long Way Around To A Shortcut Collection:General
Artist:Sic Alps Added:05/2008
Label:Animal Disguise 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-07-20 Pull Date:2008-09-21 
Week Ending:21 Sep14 Sep7 Sep31 Aug24 Aug17 Aug10 Aug3 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 15, 2013:Home Free
A Story Over There, Love Is Strangte
4.Apr 11, 2013:Daydream Disaster
2.May 21, 2013:Home Free
Dr. Bag And The Pomade Nature Giants
5.Oct 18, 2012:The Sunset Life
Message From The Law
3.Apr 23, 2013:Home Free
Bells, Who Has Time To Protest?
6.Feb 21, 2012:Audiovault without Ins
Message From The Law

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2008-07-08 
I wouldn’t pigeonhole this as retro-psyche exactly, but others might. Theres a low-fi original simple rock element to this that permeates, no Farfisa organs, no excessive reverb and echo (though its there) and all the other earmarks of “psyche”. I would liken this more to T Rex, or White Album era Beatles. This is closer to experimental folk, something you’d see at Terrastock or the Hemlock on a Tuesday night. For fans of Gris Gris, Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3 related projects.

1) low fi folky, somber with piano, cymbals, guitar, simple vocs, devolves into a reverby cacophony of sounds for the last half
2-3) swingy low fi upbeat dirty folk rock, simple drums, guits/vocs
4) very brief snippet of a song
5) upbeat driving, fun feel, “hit”
6-7) another upbeat ditty seemingly from another era, brief
8) slower, more mindful
9) “rock” guitar, kind of a Who feel, especially if the drums were turned up
10) slower swing, almost bluesy
11) FCC
@ 1:14 remaining, sorta not too obvious, a healthy fuzz a la Spiritualized
12) feedback syposium, noise
13) another simple song
14) field recording, noise, sounds like street sounds, simple as that
15) swaggery in a very low-fi manner, dirty swamp
16) clangey noise
17) feedbacky noise
18) swingy, plodding rock
19) slow swingy with vocal melody doubled up guitar, cool
20) rather stoney rock, watch false ending at ~30 seconds left cuz it comes back
21) cool looped noise, mildly melodic
22) noisey, with piano
23) more swingy folk rock, very echoey vocs
24) dirgey
25) FCCs
26) swaggery and noisey, a summation of al the above

Track Listing
1.Description Of The Harbor 14.And What Came Next
2.Love Is Strangte 15.Brill Building
3.A Story Over There 16.Social Strats
4.Be A Song 17.I Am Grass
5.Message From The Law 18.Latin
6.Who Has Time To Protest? 19.When You Tell It (The Zipps)
7.Bells 20.Texas (Is The Right State)
8.The News Today 21.C'mon Pup
9.Hey Sofia 22.Untitled/Digital Booklet/Deep Fruit
10.Dr. Bag And The Pomade Nature Giants 23.Arthur Machen
11.Strawberry Guillotine 24.Making Plans
12.Ratroq 25.Speeds
13.The Drake 26.Microcastle