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20 Sep 2009, 3:19 de pecusitaLately I've been thinking about Menomena and what makes them so great and a one-of-a-kind thing for me. It all comes down to the level of detail that seem to make up their songs. Every other second there is a certain moment that gives you a rewarding feeling as a listener. A feeling that your last 4 minutes or so have been very well invested.
While achieving that highly detailed and meticulously calculated arrangements in their songs, it never comes off as an overly artsy and unreachable composition that could only be appreciated by a music connoisseur of sorts. At its very core, it's the smartest form of pop rock in modern music. To write down an oxymoron I'll say that reaching such great levels of simplicity is quite a complicated matter. Look no further than the often over-looked Under an Hour album, where you'll find three 15+ minutes piece of ear heaven that truly showcase the great talent of these guys.
It comes as no surprise then that a group comprised of multi-instrumentalist that can write…
8 Ago 2009, 11:05 de aboylikeroger30. Architecture in Helsinki - In Case We Die
29. Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Stand out tracks:
A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
28. Gang Gang Dance - God's Money
27. Menomena - Under an Hour
Stand out tracks: each, especially
26. The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever
11 Dic 2007, 13:49 de m_o_o
22 Oct 2007, 6:35 de dr_moreauOkay, I know that it should be phenomenon. But who wouldn't want to have a journal title that rhymes?
After some time spent procrastinating by cruising the Barsuk for any traces of information of Death Cab's upcoming album, I came across a band of the name of Menomena. Once I had found a link to their website, I was hooked. This was a truly original/insane/crazy/awesome band.
So as I tend to do just after I've been paid, I bought their discography. And I'm in awe.
Their debut, I Am the Fun Blame Monster! just oozes originality - I can't say I've ever really heard anything like it before.
Their second album, Under an Hour is even more radically original. Composed of three tracks of about seventeen minutes each (Water,Flour,Light), it is an instrumental album which vaguely reminds me of Enjoy Your Rabbit (Sufjan Stevens) in terms of experimental electronica.
Released at the beginning of this year, Friend and Foe is Menomena's latest album. …