Go see them if they come to your town. The new material sounds great live, and they also played songs several songs each from Mouth by Mouth and Stars on ESP, as well as others from their vast back catalogue. Here's my review of the Austin show: http://www.last.fm/user/yuggoth_spider/journal/2015/04/02/6hw87g_austin_sleeps_on_a_legend
The last release I heard from DeFever and co. was a free jazz tribute to Marion Brown. Now heady concept prog that really does sound like an obscure artifact from the early 70s-- a bit hokey despite the obvious talent. I guess I grew up hearing (and not always enjoying) some of the stuff his name is emulating here. Um, it's about evil twins in the womb of a pregnant woman with all songs from different perspectives. The vocals are all song in overdubbed unison as female harmonies, which as a matter of taste I could live without. Still, the talent, audacity and dedication are impressive.
No, not Xtian. From allmusic.com: "Named after history class notes on Abraham Lincoln, the Livonia, MI-based sonic manipulators His Name Is Alive formed when multi-instrumentalist/producer Warren Defever (also of shockabilly group Elvis Hitler) was still in high school. "
Has anybody heard the Someday RMX album? Happy Blues (Recloose remix) sounds like it has a sample from David Sylvian's Nostalgia on his Brilliant Trees album. Noticed it just now after buying Brilliant Trees.
Unique and very innovative! Every album I get simply amazes me.. Ideas ranging from Etheral landscapes .. dreampop .. through alt rock .. all the way to some forms of surf, rnb ... I dont know if I even call it right ;-)
i loved detrola, xmmer didn't do so much for me but i love the eclipse loads. it's a wonderful return to the sound of their first few albums. i'd still really love it if they did some more stuff with lovetta though.
Dertola is up there. For some reason, it took Mouth by Mouth and Home is in Your Head forever to reach the top four. I think the main reason Detrola and Sweet Earth Flower are in the top is because, unlike all the albums on 4AD, they are streamable. (I've been frequenting this shoutbox for a while).