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BEST ROOTS ALBUMS OF THE DECADE
BY Justin Farrar
6. Moviola, Dead Knowledge, 2007
“If you’re a purist, then many of the jams you’re about to encounter are going to confound, maybe even offend, you. And that’s because I have a very liberal (some would say skewed) definition what constitutes roots music. Fellow Rhapsody scribe Chuck Eddy once used the phrase “art country” to describe my aesthetic sensibilities. And he’s right. I love rootsy stuff, but I also love psychedelic weirdness and underground-bred eccentricities. The aughts were a pretty darn good decade for the intersection of these various proclivities. With the alt-country movement fragmenting and thus relinquishing its grip on the basic concept of a non-mainstream folk-based genre…” -MoreNo comments
Many thanks go to Brian Harnetty and Parker Paul for contributing to a fun evening.
Brian on the turntables. “that’s drunkard’s dream, nearly everybody knows it”
Paul on the keys. Paul on myspace.
Was just lamenting (the other night) about the ever-increasing capsulization, 50 words-or-less, blurb-o-matic times we currently exist in with regard to most music (and all arts) criticism. Like I would rather read a lengthy, well-argued piece of criticism that absolutely loathed our record, rather than another bio-summary, 30-word blurb about the facts at hand. Just don’t bother…
I’m surely glad he likes our record, but I’m even more glad that Kevin–and the few bloggers of his ilk that can write coherently and argue a point pro or con–are operating in the current bleak landscape.
Release show is tomorrow night at Used Kids.No comments