|Perfect Vacuum / A Guide To The Music Of The 21st Century|
|Album:||A Guide To The Music Of The 21st Century||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2010-01-31||Pull Date:||2010-04-04|
|Week Ending:||7 Mar||28 Feb||14 Feb|
|1.||Sat, 06 Mar 10:||Eme O|
|4.||Mon, 01 Mar 10:||Uncle Steve|
My Musical Midlife Meltdown (post-PACC)
|2.||Tue, 02 Mar 10:||Sarah Bellum|
that's not bluegrass
|5.||Tue, 23 Feb 10:||Red West|
|3.||Tue, 02 Mar 10:||Red West|
|6.||Mon, 08 Feb 10:||Phil Andrews|
Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Ensemble of friends performing mostly acoustic weird indie-pop, folk, psych- listen in. This is so much fun. Real goofiness. Understated home production, clean "in the room with you" feel. In addition to the usual acoustic psych-folk combo I hear tuba, ukulele and moog. If you trust the spiral liner notes, this is a communal effort, emphasis on the commune.|
++1.Psych folk mid-slow
+2.mouthsounds, wordless vocals over a simple bassline (feel free to talk over first minute). Then song with real lyrics and great pop-music chorus.
3.unfortunate intro. inauspicious middle. troublesome end.
+4.mid-fast and mid-quiet w/strings and strummed guitar. About being a bad neighbor, despite the song title.
+5.Downer. Lyrcs in Dutch (I think) & English, and the music sounds like the Residents
+6. fast and a little off-kilter
++7.Bluesy psych. Channeling Syd-era Floyd! (or Flight of the Conchords, if you're paying attention to the lyrics)
+8."Normaler" pop (relatively speaking), bit with abrupt tempo speed-up & jazzy guitar about a minute in. Then back to slower tempo. Odd noises appear after. Nice 3/4 waltzy end w/out of tune piano.
9.Not a bad mid-tempo jam. Pretty cool, pretty weird. Kinda quiet/private. Just nothing too exciting about it to recommend it.
10.drum machine and basic synths, close-mic vox, could be off a 80's euro cassette release
11. Cool coffee-house. I'd snap my fingers to the beat if I heard it live.
+12.Heavy-handed in bits though catchy. Good banjo/guitar interplay, a little piano. Simple playing. One portion could be a Sufjan cover.
+13.Beefheart-ish rock with thick-Brit spoken story