Vanderslice, John / Romanian Names
Album:Romanian Names Collection:General
Artist:Vanderslice, John Added:May 2009
Label:Dead Oceans 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-05-24 Pull Date:2009-07-26 
Week Ending:Jul 26Jul 19Jul 12Jul 5Jun 28Jun 21Jun 14Jun 7

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 26, 2014:A-philiac
Tremble And Tear
4.Sep 26, 2012:Daydream Disaster
Sunken Union Boat
2.Mar 29, 2014:Music Casserole
5.Mar 08, 2012:A Family Affair - Solo Style
3.May 01, 2013:Gurlz Rule
Fetal Horses
6.Dec 15, 2011:Happy Hour
Sunken Union Boat

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-22 
LOCAL 7th album of meticulously produced indie pop from John Vanderslice. After a synth/ keyboard-heavy first half, the album's 2nd half is much more organic in sound. Good stuff, though doesn't quite stand up to Cellar Door or Pixel Revolt for me.

My picks: 2, 4, 8, 9, 12 FCC: 3
med-fast. multitracked vocals.
med-slow. many different keyboards, drums, bass.
FCC ("fucked up" at 1:02 left) med-fast. multitracked vocals over wurlitzer and steady drums.
med-slow. my favorite of the record. great chorus.
mid tempo. multi-tracked vocals. bending synths.
med-slow. sparse and dark. sudden burst of woodwinds and keyboards in the middle
med-slow. delicate, almost orchestral background. high harmony vocals.
med-fast. more of a straight up rocker than many on the disc.
mid tempo. strummed guitar and vocals. pretty sparse and delicate.
med-fast. dark piano and drums.
med-slow. dark, echoing bass. multi-tracked vocals. stark drums
slow. gorgeous, almost atmospheric music, strings.

Track Listing
1.Tremble And Tear 7.Oblivion
2.Fetal Horses 8.Sunken Union Boat
3.C & O Canal 9.Romanian Names
4.Too Much Time 10.Carina Constellation
5.D.I.A.L.O. 11.Summer Stock
6.Forest Knolls 12.Hard Times