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 26 Jul 19 Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 28 Jun 21 Jun 14 Jun 7
Airplays: 1 1 3 3 1 1 4 6

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