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MV & EE – “Space Homestead” – [Woodsist]

Dianthus   7/10/2012   A Library, CD

The Vermont-based group MV (Matt Valentine) and EE (Erika Elder) bring the musical force to their latest release”Space Homestead”. MV & EE describe their experimental sound as “lunar ragas”-combining the composition of Indian raga and Appalachian folk and post-psychedelic electrical experimentalism. If Neil Young had some cyber space babies I think they would sounds something like these two. The opening track “Heart like Barbara Steele” fizzes out with some tricky psych guitar and then leads into the folky track “Workingman’s Smile”. The great guitar leads and drugged out trippiness does not start until the harmonica digs into “Too far to See” and the unsettlingly abstract “Wasteland.” If you like it folky, stay towards the beginning of the album, if you like it hallucinogenic and guitarry , veer toward the latter part of the album. Either way, enjoy some fine musical reverb art out of the Brooklyn freak label Woodsist.

-Dianthus-

 

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