the only living vinyl testament to the awesome “quirkadelica” that was the short lived (2004-2006) LA based blackblack. This cult band comprised diva dompe (bass/ vocals) later to feature in west coast dub noiseniks pocahaunted, sister lola dompe (drums) and bizarrely alex greenwald’s schizoid alter ego clark schadelkopf (guitar). He of course went on to form phantom planet, collaborate with mark ronson on a cover of radiohead’s “just” and other improbable antics. As for this LP and the band’s general sound…think off kilter early cure meets the lighter end of velvet underground or joy division. Fantastical, sci-fi, exotic birds draped in sonic colour..you’ll get a good feel from the inspired videos for “emerald forest” and “Sophia” to be found on youtube..
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