8/10 Clinton Staff review, 15 June 2012
Now this is interesting. Coming out of Alaska in 1980 this a rag tag hybrid of of synth pop, New Age, lo-fi blues, techno, folk funk and prog rock, throughout its extremely melancholic and affecting. Opener ‘Harmonitalk’ is like Devo and Kraftwerk collaborating to play the Theme from ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ ‘Good Indian’ sounds like Morricone gone synth pop whilst the excellent ‘Together Again’ is one of those gorgeous tunes that somehow recalls the theme from ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ but relocates it to a hazy North American landscape with thrilling guitar trills, a kind of Neil Young circa ‘Harvest’ vibe on drums and guitar and an elongated guitar solo. The harmonica is used to good effect throughout - sometimes with synth occasionally with accordian, sometimes sounding a bit Beefheartian, but then suddenly its more like a wierd olde worlde folk lament. What I’m trying to say is that its like a completely-all-over-the-place film soundtrack (complete with rain/wind sound affects).
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