Album Review

Sun Foot – “Songs In The Key of R, B & C” – [Awesome Vistas]

mickeyslim   1/31/2012   12-inch, A Library

This album is a split release by Teenage Teardrops and Awesome Vistas of Sun Foot, a trio based in Portland including Ron Burns of Swell and Star Pimp, Awesome Vistas label founder Chris Johanson, and Brian Mumford of Dragging an Ox Through Water and Jackie-O Motherfucker. These guys utilize guitar, bass, handdrums, electronic drumpad cymbals, pan lids, clarinet, tape, a computer, and vocals. I’m not really sure how to?? classify this music, you’ll just have to take a listen and enjoy.

A-side is a monotonous side-long, one-chord guitar with pings and pangs and droned chanting, plus some awesome hand drum action. A little to straightahead for me, maybe good for mixing.

B-side is all over the place… in a good way. B1 sounds like its trying to be bluesy and psychy at teh same time, reminiscent of 60’s classic rock. B2 is twangy twangy twang, one-chord guitar, two note bass line, a short and sweet guitar solo in the wrong key in the middle, other found sounds sprinkled through.

B3 uses wonky clarinet and what sounds like vinyl scratching. There’s someone yelling in pain, then strange electronic noises overtake the music. B4 is a short, almost surf sounding track, and B5 is a mix-mash of it all, kind of a weird electronic surf punk ballad. Lots will like, and many will love; only 400 copies. Enjoy!


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