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Waumiss – “Subtle For Flames” – [Little Ramona Records]

abacus   12/12/2012   A Library, CD

Eclectic pop stylings from husband-wife duo Clarq and Caroline Bloomquist out of Carrboro, NC. They’re joined here by Charlie Hearon and some other friends playing everything from congas to the singing saw and accordion to saxophone. A lot of sampling and turntables are also employed to produce the variety of soundbeds for their hauntingly catchy songs. The distant vocals sound almost like a choir of ghostly children, fitting in nicely with the hazy psychedelia throughout. Pop electronica and smoky campfire songs doubled up with some restless lo-fi garage rock and warped tropicalia. We get some haunted house lounge mystery grooves and some jumpin surf tunes alike. Even an interlude of churning power-elex burbling is thrown in just before the end. A very pleasant listen with mostly short tracks so each is a nice little dose of something entirely different. I believe they run this label too so I’m excited to hear what else these sound junkies have to offer…!

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