Friday, April 20, 2007

Music I Liked And Didn't - 4/18/07 - 4/20/07

Adds -

VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA: Wisdom Thunderbolt CD (VHF) - The prolific Vibracathedral Orchestra returns with another pleasing blast of their patented take on "Free Music", highlighted by stoney drones, bleating synths, noisy guitars, skronking horns, and improvised percussion racket. In fact, this release may be one of their more "accessible" titles (if such a term can properly be applied to any Vibracathedral Orchestra recordings!), with "A Natural Fact" and "Order Of The Broad Eraser" displaying moves that could be described as being vaguely "rock" in nature.

Did Not Add -

VALET: Blood Is Clean CD (Kranky) - Murky, minimal drones and experimental tones provide the back drop for the hazy vocal meditations of underground veteran (JOMF, etc.) Honey Owens. While I’ll readily admit that the best tracks (the title track, which is highlighted by some excellent distorto guitar and “My Volcano’) are pretty intriguing, this release simply does not contain enough memorable moments to save it from a fate of “burn and return”!

Running Count For The Year

Adds 55/82%

Did Not Add 12/18%

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