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Tu Fawning – “Secession ” – [Discourage]

Wistful twists for victrola devotees from this Northwestern
2+2 piece. Gone like Oregon, back to the 1930′s perhaps?
Moments of this album taste like prohibition-era bathtub
gin gimlets, both smooth and a bit stiff at the same time.
Pop songs that mop the dance floor, shaggy-haired and shadowy.
Portlandishead? Or a less obvious resonance is the Jade Vincent
Experiment, this too has that female private eye vibe. Led by
Corrina Repp, whose singing is strictly in sepia tone. The
production on this EP is exquisite, every once in a while you
catch a raindrop on your turntable’s needle and you can see
the custom swirls in it. Kudos to Kevin Robinson, Viva Voce
bon vivant for engineering and production. Not only that,
but he swings some singing saw in on one number. “I’m Gone”
sure tastes like mellotron, and helpmate Joe Haege rings his
voice up from a phone booth in a storm on this sharing
couplets with Corrina. The underside of this 12″ was the
wonderside for me. Mostly tart torch numbers here.

-Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on August 18, 2008 at 4:39 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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