Label: Kranky - KRANK 040 • Format: CD Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Ambient, Minimal
The band's shortest release to date -- only 45 minutes -- Desk Trickery shows a bit more of the free-form, frenetic side of the band that beforehand only appeared on its VHF releases.
After the brief tune-up "Office Scene," things get nicely, thoroughly frazzled with "Sparkling Deadheadz. It all works wonders, and it sets the stage for the remainder of the seven-track album perfectly. The group's humor still surfaces clearly in the song titles: "Who Shot J. Far from being a specific parody or homage, though, the track is an amiable, downright catchy little number that may be as close as Doldrums will ever come to creating pop Neu!
The quicker flow of the album, with its slightly more fragmented feel, still has all the evocative atmosphere of the group's other work, with varying explorations of the drone principle and ambient sonics-via-guitars the key to everything. The central track, "Grill Out Times" lives up to its name in intriguing fashion. It feels very much like Doldrums decided to create a gentle song to sear a steak by on a late, lazy summer afternoon, with a soft, swinging rhythm and amiable guitar noodling here and there, along with some relaxed and as always for the band rare singing.
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Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Low Cool - Cabaret Voltaire - Plasticity Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date December 13, Recording Location Texas Virginia. Track Listing.
Office Scene. Sparkling Deadheadz. Grill Grill Out Time - Doldrums - Desk Trickery Times. Free Festival of the Stonebridge. Who Shot J. Godspeed You Young Actress! Spotify Amazon.
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