Five Songs, 11/2/2021
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Five Songs, 11/2/2021

Amon Tobin, "Back From Space"

The album opener to Out From Out Where, this record had the enviable task of following up the magnificent Supermodified. To Tobin's credit, he didn't really try and make Superdupermodified or whatever, he just continued evolving on his own path. This record moves a little bit away from the frantic excess of the previous, a little more towards orchestration, and just ends up full of cool textures.

The Decemberists, "The Wanting Comes In Waves (Reprise)"

This little reprise doesn't really make sense divorced of the context of the record, but most of this album doesn't make sense divorced of that context.

The Reigning Sound, "Dressy"

The Reigning Sound explicitly are throwing back to the music of the 60s, and especially the Rolling Stones. And, you know, you can very much hear it. But I'm not really captivated by this particularly, and I just have this one album and haven't chased any of their other music.

The Flaming Lips, "She's Leaving Home"

With the help of eight thousand guests, the Flaming Lips remade the entirety of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. They basically took the "psychedelia" knob and turned it all the way up. It's not bad, but it's pretty uneven and just thunderously inessential.

christian fitness, "Nuance - The Musical"

This is the title track of his 2018 album, and as always, Falkous can throw down a mean rhythm.

Joshua Buergel
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