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Postcards From the Arctic
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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One of the GREAT overlooked albums of the 90's indie frenzy
E. A. Wilson | Los Angeles, CA | 03/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1991 the Smashing Pumpkins made a lot of noise for themselves with "Gish". Meanwhile, on the same label, Springhouse, was making a similarly big noise with "Land Falls", but no one was really listening. Two years later the Pumpkins made rock history with "Siamese Dream", while Springhouse languished in relative obscurity with "Postcards from the Arctic", an album equally deserving of the attention and praise being showered upon their (now former) labelmates. While SP played up the psychedelic and metal side of their sound, Springhouse was more interested in constructing lush textures and soundscapes drenched in reverb and delay evoking the icy wastelands referenced in the album title. This isn't your typical wimpy shoegaze, however. This is good songwriting with substance, big choruses (All About Me), huge melodic hooks (Ghosts), menacing riffs (Enslave Me), and sensitive ballads (The Light). Allusions to winter and desolation (Blue Snow, Shattering Cold) somehow manage to cast a certain auroral glow while simultaneously assaulting your emotional extremities. It's engaging music that takes you somewhere."