Album Review

Orgelvark [coll] – [Minimal Wave]

Grizzly Adam   11/21/2011   12-inch, A Library

from minimal-wave to quirky art-sound to house party synth grooves, if it was made today I would complement the sound zoom recording quality and the rhythm taps. this evokes gothic cellars and vampires through melody, reverb, and the foreign language (swedish). the sound is between glass candy (side 4/ track 4), suicide (2/1), the rocky soundtrack (3/6), depeche mode (2/4), the ghostbusters soundtrack, and the sounds found of the absolute body control box set. this compilation was first released on cassette the year I was born (’86), only now reaching a wider audience with this limited release on minimal wave records (our’s is #274). this is enjoyable stuff, and I learned a little bit about sweden’s geography from the very cool graphic on the inside flap showing where each band hail from. some tracks with female vocalist (not enough to out-number the males), some instrumental, some love and dance pop, some merely rhythm and beat, some a combo art and dance attack, and if the title is in english then the song is also in english (otherwise it’s swedish), and the titles often appear in the song as a chorus or some part of the song-text. maybe i like distractions but my favorite part as reviewer here is learning that a caique (the name of one of the bands) is also a very beautiful and friendly looking bird.
-eveningly infinitely wipes scrub sonny atoms grizzly adam

you heard it 22 times on kfjc! most recently:
MSTiZA says

brilliance and satire. not so kind image size. the gods of near sighted-ness are frightened. The far-sighted manifesto is obscene, please edit. the picture.


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