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Unlikely by Jeffrey Brown
Unlikely by Jeffrey Brown
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sketches from the heart, 20 July 2005
If you've already read Jeffrey Brown's 'Clumsy', then you'll probably have been totally bowled over by his touching, deceptively-simple style, and shouldn't need me to tell you that this follow-up is equally essential.
His work appears sketchy and childlike, but this stuff is worlds away from the faux-naif stylings of, say, David Shrigley's (admittedly fine) doodles. Like a Richard Linklater film, Brown's material works because he recognises that a story doesn't need finetuning, or even to have a beginning, middle or end, as long as there's a good story in there. This is about human experience - usually one human's experience - and it's heart-warmingly entertaining to read. Read this… Read more
Emoh ~ Lou Barlow
Emoh ~ Lou Barlow
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Since the turn of the millennium, Lou Barlow's been pretty quiet. A disappointing Folk Implosion record and some more sketches from his Sentridoh songbook aside, we haven't really hard anything from him at all. Luckily this debut solo album proper is here, and it's enough to satisfy any long-term Loobiecore follower.
Largely acoustic, but swathed in cellos, electronic hums and drum machine rattles, this is partly a return to the heart-breakingly sweet ballads of Sebadoh's masterpiece 'Harmacy', whilst still acknowleging the luscious indie-tronica of later Folk Implosion. Opener 'Holding Back The Year' sets the tone perfectly; a guitar strums beautifully whilst Lou's typically honeyed… Read more