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    Thee More Shallows – “More Deep Cuts ” – [Turn Records]

    Something about this 2004 album feels like I’ve been hit by
    a tranquilizing gun, I’m laying on the floor physically
    immobilized, but my mind is racing. The pop music that drops
    here hits right in the middle of the ripple, it’s got that
    watery, whispery confidentiality, like early Lambchop. With
    saw, mellotron(?), piano in an empty prison, lacrimal strings,
    drum heads made out of the freshest paper roses, much sound
    here feels like it is built to fly gossamer, but then in
    comes a rumbling rickenbacker or that adenoidal android
    robodrum to start the album? Can’t pin this butterfly down,
    despite its prettiness, and the hushed vox, seems like
    something lyrical is lurking in deeper, eerier waters. Like
    that sound rushing in the ears at the end of 2AM, what is
    that EVP, ESP? This has all the weighty grandeur of a concept
    album, without the sticky over-cooked symbolism and boring
    self-reference (self-reverence?). Plus the rococo glow here
    is clearly home-built, an elegance sans arrogance, how
    else can you explain the recurring toy piano? This is just
    a dream of a pop album, and the reason your CD player has a
    repeat button. Just push it gently, like you’re carefully
    inserting the tranq dart deeper into your shallow jugular.
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. -Thurston Pillowhead

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 27, 2006 at 2:26 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 1 comment

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    yes indeedy, i heard he track “2am” on kfjc last week and had to immediately download the whole album. what yummy delightful sounds to my ears this album is.

  • Comment by mr fister, February 25th, 2006 12:38 pm

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