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Visiter by San Francisco band The Dodos is their second full length and first for Frenchkiss. Originally formed in 2006 under the moniker Dodobird as a one man acoustic act, Meric Long would gig around SF playing folky guitar w/ a combination of loops and ambient keyboards. Having already studied West African Ewe drumming, Meric got turned onto country blues fingerpicking and sought to create ... Read more in Amazon's The Dodos Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (31 Aug. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wichita
  • ASIN: B002EC395U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,841,616 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

brani1.small deaths 2.longform 3.fables 4.the strums 5.this is a business 6.two medicines 7.troll nacht 8.acorn factory 9.a time to die

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
The Dodos make a lot of good noise for a small ensemble.

The relatively simply constructed ten songs on their new album 'Time To Die'
belie a canny and elusive compositional style. Big stuff from little things.

From relatively meagre instrumental resources ( Meric Long - Guitars,
Logan Kroeber - Percussion and Keaton Snyder - Vibraphone) the band
create an amazing array of different moods and musical textures.

The warm hippie-heaven opening of 'Small Deaths', with its delightfully
naive melody, chiming chords and lush vocal harmonies, opens a door
to a singularly magical musical landscape.
The impulse to pass through and join them on the journey is irresistible.

'Longform' with its driving rhythm and somewhat harder edge creates a
whirlwind of sound around the strong central vocal performance;
those dense close harmonies now becoming a distinctive and defining feature.

'The Strums' too manages to manufacture a massive sound from the
smallest compositional building blocks. The result here is magnificent.
A lovely tune segueing into a luminously magical central section full
of light and shade and exhilarating optimism.

The good-natured honesty of this music is never less than delightful.

The playful craziness of the spluttering opening to 'Two Medicines'
settles down quickly into one of the album's most powerful musical ideas.
The taut complexity of the arrangement is well-delivered by all concerned.

'Troll Nacht' is suffused with moonlight and a strange, almost Autumnal ambience.

'A Time To Die' is the haunting and very moving emotional axis of this fine album.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Thank you! 28 July 2009
By Rae Mcsween - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
The daily deals at Amazon are a terrific way to expand your musical horizons, people! Part of the point of them is to expand the fan base of some of the lesser known bands and genres. If you don't like this type of music, ok, but don't complain that the deals aren't what you want. I know that I, for one, get a bit irritated when there are too many mainstream offerings...I never buy them because if I wanted to listen to that sort of thing, all I have to do is turn on the radio and it is repeated constantly anyway.

As another reviewer said, stop complaining because you want more Nickelback.

Ok, as for the actual album, I like! Poppy, but not electronically so. Definitely worth the reduced price, and I'm now interested in their other stuff. I'm a huge fan of DCFC, Stars, Blitzen Trapper, Iron & Wine, Bell X1...get the idea? No, this isn't completely the same as any of those, but it fits well with the other things I like, if that helps.

So, have a listen. Expand your horizons!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Another solid release from the Dodos 28 July 2009
By I. Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
I've only listened through once so far, but it's already a solid album (I felt compelled to review quickly due to the slew of negative comments that popped up here very quickly). The Dodos have a very unique style -- and this definitely sounds like a lot of their work to date. But this album showcases a solid step in new directions as they experiment with many new sonic ideas without betraying their styles that both define them and have brought them their ever-growing success.

I have listened to their album "Visiter" a ton, and I love it, although it did take a few listens to really grab me. "Beware of the Maniacs" is a recent addition to my music library, but is quickly racking up plays. "Time to Die" looks to do the same. If you have liked the Dodos in the past, or have been at all curious about them, give this album a shot. Like other Dodos music it may not blow you away immediately, but give it some time to ferment in your system. They are a very good band.

Also, if you get the chance to see them live, do it. They put on an excellent show.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Refreshing 28 July 2009
By Gone Fishing - Published on Amazon.com
I have to admit I have only listened to Time To Die once but I enjoy the music. It might end up as a 4* for me but I felt like I needed to chime in as a balance for the negative reviews. I applaud Amazon for some variety in their daily deals. The sample snipets from the songs don't do the Dodos justice. I hope people will listen to the songs in their entirety before jumping to conclusions. The syncopated rhythms might not be very conducive to a quick 15 second sample but these songs are wonderful. I look forward to exploring and digging deeper with Time To Die and perhaps looking into more of the Dodos' catalog.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great artists and Amazing performers 28 July 2009
By J. Bergen - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
If you haven't listened to the Dodos, really listened, then you really should! There are some amazing guitar and drums here.

*Also, please don't complain and rate poorly simply because your favorite album wasn't picked today.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1-2-3 Dodos 24 Sept. 2009
By Mr. William L. Burge IV - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
While there are a lot of people that seem to hate the new Dodos album because it's not as immediately frantic as Visitor, these people are not allowing themselves to warm up to the album. Where the previous two albums had some duds amongst masterpieces like Men, The Bell, Walking, Fools, Jodi and Ashley, Time to Die is a dud-free zone. Not only that, the last track, A Time to Die, is, actually, equally frantic in it's own way when it kicks in around the 2:30 mark. And it leads up to that mark with some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard. It's perfect--as is the complete 1-2-3 punch of the last three songs: Troll Nacht, Acorn Factory, and Time to Die.

Not since the first time I heard Tomorrow Never Knows has the last track on an album been the one that would clearly stick with me for life.
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