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He Poos Clouds ~ Final Fantasy
He Poos Clouds ~ Final Fantasy
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Owen Pallett's backstory reads like one of the hottest spreadsheets in town. Canadian "rock" music is currently reaching a worldwide audience, not just thanks to Hot Hot Heat but also Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade and The New Pornogaphers. Pallett's collaboration with The Hidden Cameras and The Arcade Fire is enviable. He has played with the some of the most progressive bands currently around. One musn't forget his history with Bowie-approved Les Mouches and his current project known as Picastro.

As a violinist, he manages to create a contemporary sound without destroying the medium quite like Vanessa Mae. His use of a loop machine to create an orchestra as a soloist is an… Read more
Whole Ep ~ Pedro The Lion
Whole Ep ~ Pedro The Lion
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
ep's usually play the "filler" role in a collection of a band's hefty back-catalogue. the most engrossing song is the least lyrically potent on the 5-track: 'almost there' is maudlin at best until a repeat of the chorus sends it careening out of orbit with walsh's discordant shout-sing-scream "it's on the tip of my toooongue" spouted like conor oberst in a fit of alcoholic passion. the singing style of each song allows their meanings to rebound despite seeming elegantly simple on first viewing. at least it feels like a viewing with pedro, who are so illustrative with their lyrics, they welcome you into their world of music far more so than other bands care… Read more
Hold Your Horse Is ~ Hella
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars kick it!! !!!, 3 Mar 2006
The mathematics of jolting, stop/start guitar and drum rhythm structures can be daunting. Don Caballero, Lightning Bolt and Melt Banana take advantage of the spectator's curiosity in surreal sounds that can ignite a listener into dancing, then in a second, force them violently to stop. Hella are no exception. In a live venue, sometimes the mind can wander into abstract thought almost coincidentally.
Songs like 'Biblical Violence' and '1-800-Ghost -Dance' contain enough melody to interest emotions, careering out of control the moment you become fixated on the beauty of each song. The treat is the synth intro 'The D.Elkan' which sounds straight out of a… Read more

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