Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Furniture Music for Evening Shuttles
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The most psychedelic American band around....
Chris Carter | my music room | 03/16/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah...man....like the review....oh yeah, review the album....OK... There is really no other album that sounds like this. This is the sound of people who are not living on Earth ; they are transmitting thoughts & sounds via a low fidelity communication system from a nearby galaxy, and yet, in actuality, it was probably recorded in one of the band members' basements. I am always on the lookout for albums that are "sufficiently weird", and fer sure, this one takes the cake. Most of the songs float around your ears, defying gravity and making you wonder : what kind of humanoids would create "songs" like these? I love this CD and find myself drawn to it quite often, fascinated. Thank God there are those still around who know how to make REAL psychedelic music.....A work that exists out of time."
osnail | Washington DC | 06/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is like an insane multi-world quantum kaleidescope where shards of metal and glass in different colors mix with the most unexpected things... bird skeletons, chipped mosaic tiles, decomposing shoes that you always see abandoned by the side of the road, sloppy watercolor landscapes that you find rolled up in the trash in front of a neighbor's house... and elements too strange to identify. Mixed in with elegantly melodic traditional folk elements are spaced out drum-and-sample interludes and impossible semi-organic sounds from other dimensions. The band also experiments with unusual recording and mixing techniques: a feedback swarm flickers from one channel to another and tracks float and gurgle as if they are submerged in water.Despite the band's interest in making everything sound as weird as possible, solid songwriting keeps the album grounded. They use an incredible array of instruments, and Matt Valentine's electronic and tape work is almost as important as PG Six's intricate, counterpuntal guitar lines, shimmering autoharp and miscellaneous aquatic flutes (just what his contributions were to Tower Recordings becomes clear from listening to his solo work). I also appreciate the band's subtle sense of humor... the overall effect of Helen Rush's pristine and angelic voice floating above a low-key, bluesy autoharp-and-distorted-guitar jumble in a song called "Punk 3000" is incredibly funny in a cockeyed, beautiful way. This CD is like the aural equivalent of the archetypical quirky hippie lady's backyard where flowers grow out of bathtubs, the trees have windchimes and random objects hanging from them and you never know when she's going to show up in an outlandish sundress with pictures of stars and planets all over it and offer you some electric kool-aid."