Native Cats, The / Process Praise
Album: Process Praise   Collection:General
Artist:Native Cats, The   Added:Sep 2011
Label:Rough Skies Records  

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Add Date: 2012-01-22 Pull Date: 2012-03-25
Week Ending: Mar 11 Feb 5
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1. Mar 07, 2012: meow
2. Jan 29, 2012: Synthesis

Album Review
Ashkan Eghtesadi
Reviewed 2012-01-09
The Native Cats are a duo from Australia who have a very distinct post-punk feel. Their instrumentation is sparse and lead by bass guitar, with lo fi electronic drums providing the percussion, and occasional hints of synth to keep things fresh. The vocals are delivered in a half-talking, half-singing manner, and reminds me a lot of the vocalist for Disco Inferno, along with David Byrne, at times. The comparisons to Disco Inferno don't stop there, the percussion on track 6 sounds like it's lifted straight from DI Go Pop, and they both have the same hypnotic nature in their music (mainly thanks to the bass). The bass/minimalist drum duo also reminds me a lot of Young Marble Giants. Really solid album. RIYL: Young Marble Giants, Disco Inferno, Talking Heads. Try tracks 2,3,5,7. All tracks FCC clean.

1 3:22 Sparse bass, lo fi programmed drums. Keys in background provide atmospherics, pretty low key song in general
2 *3:48 Filtered thumping bass from drums, bass guitar only other instrument. Backing vocals intermittently, then a surprising harmony shows up at the end with a a hook.
3 *5:32 Same midtempo, sparse bass, programmed drums. Hypnotic bass line, keys do a good job adding a space-lounge vibe. Found myself bobbing my head pretty vigorously listening to this.
4 3:27 Same formula really, this time with flashy synths at the end.
5 *2:32 Faster drums, heavier (and catchy) bass riff.
6 4:19 Pounding bass drum, DI-like percussion, piano comes in half way through.
7 *6:27 Starts off with same motif as rest of album - bass guitar provides melody, lo fi drum beat, but accompanying it is warm theremin-like sound along with more electronic toying. Things start coming to a head at the end, and then explode into static.
8 6:49 Synths, bass, and... an accordian? Vocals change up, become more baritone with a backing female harmony.

Track Listing
1. The Singer Is Dead To Me   5. Self-Rep
2. Wearing The Killer   6. Eyes Of The Gang
3. You Need A Driver   7. Dani Dani
4. All Men To All Men   8. Power In