|Vervloesem, Pierre / Not Even Close|
|Album:||Not Even Close||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2009-01-11||Pull Date:||2009-03-15|
|Week Ending:||8 Mar||1 Mar||22 Feb||15 Feb||8 Feb||1 Feb||25 Jan||18 Jan|
|1.||Sat, 12 Nov 11:||Eme O|
|4.||Fri, 27 Feb 09:||Wedge|
Memory Select, sfSound edition: Le Quan Ninh & Michel Doneda
|2.||Sat, 07 Mar 09:||Eme O|
|5.||Tue, 24 Feb 09:||James Painter|
Reelin' in the Years
|3.||Fri, 06 Mar 09:||Wedge|
|6.||Sat, 21 Feb 09:||Eme O|
Oh my god this is awesome. Crazy, catchy instrumentals mixing prog and electronica and funny vocalizing. Big, big fun. Lots of wackiness on synths, masking some complex, Zappa-ish composing. Mandatory for fans of pop-synth sounds like Death By Chocolate or Thelonious Moog.|
It's like a moving walkway with the speed set too high -- you don't lose your balance, but you often feel like you're almost there. Tracks like (8) leave you feeling bombarded -- just as you settle into one musical idea, it throws something else at you. (9) starts out loungy and nice but ends up more tense, with "bow-bo-bow" vocal chanting.
Vervloesem, from Belgium, was part of the crazed avant-rock/jazz/whatever group X-Legged Sally. It's all him here, with wife Michele Vervloesem adding some vocals.
1- Fast, breezy. The "yip yip yip yip... Voila!" part is just awesome.
2- A rare nearly-serious moment. Airy, w/pretty vocals (wordless). Slowish meandering, w/hints of modern classical. Overlapping vocals near the end are pretty damn cool.
3- Fast bing-bong beat. Pleasantly chiming at the end.
4- Nifty tiny swingy feel.
5- Fluty and quirky-classical. Gets into some stompy rock-out moments.
6- Chorus-like, more Bacharach than choir
7- Mellowish electronica melody, manic popping percussion.
8- Tense, bouncing, popping, playful.
9- Calm, even loungy. With some goofy vocal sounds later as it gets more tense.
10- Kind of a secret-agent march with synthy harpsichord sounds.
11- Fast faux-serious beat after a crazy synth solo.
12- Serpentine piano, fairly fast. Serious, then collapses into a funny synth-kazoo party.
13- Oh so Euro. Dry diffident beat, detatched French narration. 21st-century film noir.
14- Slowish, into warbly manipulated sound. Lots of Zappa-esque/classical turns. More noise-y than most.