Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Folk Implosion, Lou Barlow, Various Artists|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Soundtracks
Given his endless roster of side projects in addition to his main gig, Sebadoh, it would seem Lou Barlow just can't get enough of himself. But as the king of lo-fi, it's Lou's job to be a compulsive releaser of material. I... more »
Given his endless roster of side projects in addition to his main gig, Sebadoh, it would seem Lou Barlow just can't get enough of himself. But as the king of lo-fi, it's Lou's job to be a compulsive releaser of material. In committing so much to tape, Barlow gives us an intimate view of a songwriter in all his moods and various states of polish. Barlow appears on 9 of 13 cuts on the soundtrack of the much-discussed film Kids, mainly as part of a duo with John Davis called Folk Implosion. While there's a spare Sebadoh oldie ("Spoiled") and an angry punk exorcism from the four-man Deluxx Folk Implosion ("Daddy Never Understood"), mostly we hear Barlow in mellow dance mode with the groove-based Implosion. Over trancelike mechanical beats and synth effects that verge on ambient at times, Barlow delivers vocals in as plain and funky a style as a nerdy white boy can. It's a shame that songs like "Natural One" and "Wet Stuff" barely appear in the film; they create a perfect backdrop for Kids' confused adolescents. --Roni Sarig
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STANDS OUT FAR BETTER THAN THE FILM
wally gator | USA | 04/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, although I never cared to much for the movie itself, I always have dug the soundtrack to KIDS. I bought this disc sometime in junior high and it has remained a staple in my rotation ever since. It is an album best played when you have no idea what to put on (and this happens more often than you would think.)
Daniel Johnson opens this up with warped string section sound and pre-emo voiceover tune called CASPER (this song is loosely reprised later on in the disc.) Daniel Johnson was not the guy from Dinosaur Jr. like I had thought, that was Lou Barlow, and he can be found with his fingers in just about every other track on this disc except for two or three... Folk Implosion/Deluxx Folk Implosion rip into the punk rock styled DADDY NEVER UNDERSTOOD, which seems to melt into the rythmic NOTHING GONNA STOP, also by them... they also do the radio song NATURAL ONE.
Throughout this disc is a good handful of tripped out chamber-like instrumentals, some other assorted weirdness, a little bit of underground hip hop, and some dubs.. oh and a seventies soft rock like song from Sebadoah (also Barlows so I have read) called SPOILED.
All of these songs seem to mix perfectly together in their order. Some people have complained that more than half of the songs from the film were not included on this soundtrack.. but I have no problem with that at all.
As far as I'm concerned this is a quality album as a whole, rather than just a random collection of songs, very surreal, but very chilled out, and very good for setting that type of mood. KIDS the movie was overhyped and overplayed, but KIDS the soundtrack never seems to get old.
Pick it up. Yo."