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Radian + Zelienople + JJ + Growing

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Radian
If you’re ever looking for very precise textured music with a post rock touch then Radian will blow your mind live, I never saw a drummer that was such a detail sensitive machine in my life. They have their moments in songs where they don’t do much but it feels like 2 tons are lifted off your shoulders, there minimalism is only more and more appreciated after just a few listens.

One of my favorite new songs that Sam shared with me was this song by Zelienople, total Slowdive feel and done well. Each vocal feels like its moving aside dense fog, its crazy to say but 5 minutes wasn’t enough.

With a Pitchfork stamp of approval under their belt JJ was worth checking out, it starts out happy like a some kind of odd Lemon Jelly B side but the under belly reminds me of what maybe is in Four Tet’s future? definitely not the best song to represent the album but a nice interlude instrumental.

Radiohead’s Spinning Plates doesn’t have to be the only song that you’ve heard that has the majority of the song backwards, you can now add Growing to that list. This opening band for F*ck Buttons marries chuggy noise and Miranda July dream sequences really well, not a song to jump around on, definitely a grower.

Radian – Nord – BUY

Zelienople – I Put All My Faith In Her – N/A

JJ – Intermezzo – BUY

Growing – Lens Around – BUY

4 Comments Leave A Comment

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Jarson says:

November 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm

So cool, the intro to Lens Around definetly starts with a Moogerfooger MuRF pedal. I don’t think its backwards, its just the envelope with a slow attack so it sounds that way.
Im pretty sure Tycho uses a MuRF too

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Drew says:

December 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I saw Growing live recently (opening for Fuck Buttons of course)… was really not a fan. Drone just cannot hold my attention, even as a musical style that is meant to be observed.