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    Tradition [coll] – [Porter Records]

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    He’s Pregnant, and alas she’s Alak. They are husband and
    wife and share this spinning musical bed, he (Daniel Trudeau)
    tucked on the inside and providing the first set of tracks.
    Pop in the sort of sweet wild-eyed Danielson manner. He’s
    a one man Elephant 6, the percussion sounds like a kitchen
    drawer, some horns flit by on #4 and #7 (jazz whale calls
    on the latter) but maybe those are just all samples. Other
    electronics feel like Raymond Scott’s “Soothing Sounds for
    Baby” on a sleep deprived silly slide. She (Jocelyn Jade
    Noir, alas that altername works well for a lass and Alak)
    starts her section with “You You You” which hit my Big Blood
    blister, that sense that at any moment she just might yodel,
    with such a pretty but quavering voice. That voice carries
    nicely on “Because Surprises Change So Little” but dig the
    scatterjazz guitar work on that too. While I prefer her
    broken lullaby moments, she even aerobicizes over a drum
    machine on “Crystal Power Attack.” “Stark Fool” is a pretty
    damn full 4 minute number, and this split CD’s strength is
    its breadth, each individual splitting into more and more
    sonic selves. Seems like there’s more than two of them, and
    I’m not talking about Juniper in a jumpsuit.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on August 28, 2011 at 12:29 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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