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The Ladybug Transistor

Can't Wait Another Day

(12tx CD, 40'58'' - Merge rec 'o7)

 | pall youhideme
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Brooklyn-based indie elegant pop The Ladybug Transistor are at Their 6th full-lenght release, - i guess that means something. Sometimes symphonic pop (So Blind) through delicate arrangements, often stylistically rooted into 60s folk music with Their singer Gary Olson singing smooth and seducing through His deep melodious voice, almost baritone. The drumming is precise [sadly, drummer San Fadyl recently passed on], together with guitars and hammond, there are far-west trumpets too on Broken Links and I believe that the opening track Always on the Telephone would be one of Mark Knopfler's favorite piece of music with that bloody electric guitar solo and that unexpected 80s-styled sax intrusion (wtf?). - Personally i don't think there are particular hit-singles, except done for sweet For No Other as well as In-Between, quite enjoyable. Although that, it's gold for fans of Belle & Sebastian, Sondre Lerche, Calexico, - the whole music matter is full of attention in its partiture and dangerously homogeneous - i mean, it becomes nearly undistinguished after a few tracks in terms of songwriting, and maybe that's the reason why of my lack of love for this album.
The Ladybug Transistor - Can't Wait Another Day (12tx CD, 40'58'' - Merge rec 'o7) - The Ladybug Transistor, di base a Brooklyn, suonano dell'elegante indie pop, e sono al Loro sesto disco, - suppongo questo abbia un valore. - A volte pop sinfonico (So Blind) attraverso arrangiamenti delicati, spesso stilisticamente ramificati nel folk anni 6o con il cantante Gary Olson che canta soave e sudecente attraverso una voce profonda e melodiosa, quasi baritono. La sezione ritmica è precisa [tristemente, il batterista San Fadyl è morto in tempi recenti], insieme alle chitarre e l'hammond, - ci sono anche trombe far-west su Broken Links, e credo che la traccia d'apertura Always on the Telephone sarebbe uno dei pezzi preferiti di Mark Knopfler con quell'assolo maledetto di chitarra elettrica e quell'intrusione inattesa di sax stile anni 80 (maccheccazz..). - Personalmente non credo ci siano particolari hit-singles salvo fatto per la dolce For No Other come anche In-Between, piuttosto godibile. - Detto ciò, è oro per i fan di Belle & Sebastian, Sondre Lerche, Calexico, l'intera materia musicale è piena di attenzione nelle partiture e pericolosamente omogenea, - mi spiego, forse diventa quasi indistinguibile in termini di songwriting arrivati alla terza canzone, e forse è la ragione per cui non riesco ad affezionarmi a questo album.

ƒmp3 (via hp):
Always On The Saxophone [alternative version for Always on the Telephone]

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