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    Sunflower Logic, The – “Clouds On The Polar Landscape” – [Pink Banana]


    Embrace the mystique. Do the imperial. Hologram shards and
    baseball cards. It’s the old new Guided by Voices by any other
    name, perceive the Sunflower Logic. The high school marching band
    assembled under a sky overcrowded by interplanetary starships,
    it’s “UFO Night.” Ramshackle rococo. Limited edition, unlimited
    sedition. I was supposed to be on the wagon, but the truth is
    I frequently down a couple of Pollard pop brews whenever
    the searchlights sweep away. Is it wrong for my favorite thing
    here to be the fake insert catalog of other imaginary bands on the
    Pink Banana label? Five cuts, “UFO Nights” stalls in the middle,
    distortion and conspiracy rule the night. “I Wanna Marry Your Sister”
    lonely boy and cat phone message to start, that confesional mic??
    style plus??percussive bad electronics over broken-hearted guitar.
    “I Was A Boy” sputters like Ate It Twice, firecracker guitar
    cable zaps arc the wizard. “Felt Stars” sci-fi piano and Robert
    Pollards voice full of triumph and regret, like all those old
    roman emperors. “Fuck You Mr. Smith” revenge on a middle school
    gym teacher? It clocks in at a GBV prorated epic 4.5 minutes, but
    that includes the tacked on drum major and band at the end.
    Recorded in his home cockpit studio, the Public Hi-Fi Balloon,
    Pollard floats more ideas in a two minute song on a knock-off
    EP than your dirty neighbors float germs in public pool across
    town. Take a dip.

    -Thurston Hunger (placing this album in KFJC’s library as bait for erstwhile KFJC DJ Harry Haller)

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on April 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm
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