NIC BOMMARITO :: Taciturn [12rec.037]

“The Taciturn LP fuses instrumental Rockmusic with moments of Alt. Country and epic Indiepop, keeping an eye on melody and structure. Imagine a mixture of Canadian GY!BE, the Americana Avant-Garde of Chicago’s Brokeback and the huge melodies of Italian Postrockers Giardini di Mirò. Nic Bommarito might not be the perfect musician, but he knows how to build up a song. For example, Taciturn I lasts nearly 10 minutes but you won’t regret any single second. There’s a strong sense of yearning throughout the whole LP that invokes a lot of pictures. Badly Asbestos-Covered sounds like desert and sea at the same time, bringing together slide guitar and accordion. The heavy string-arrangement for the final track I Never Listen is among the most touching I’ve ever heard.”

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Format: 8 x File, Album, MP3, 256 kbps
Released: 28 Jan 2007
Style: Acoustic, Post Rock, Ambient

THE RARE PLANTS GARDEN // The Rare Plants Garden [12rec.064]

“Russian duo The Rare Plants Garden is beatmaker 813 and Nienvox, two fellows that made a good list of solo and cooperative appearances via Bump Foot, Dusted Wax Kingdom, 813’s own Pop Errors Gallery, and just recently Error Broadcast and Project Mooncircle. From this genealogy one might expect THE RARE PLANTS GARDEN to sound just like the other Russian duo here at 12rec., 2010’s high-flyer Monokle & Galun. However 813 and Nienvox concentrate on psychedelic left-field Pop music, banning the razor-sharp future funk of 813 completely from The Rare Plants Gardens selftitled debut EP, making the six tracks suspicious being brainchild to Damon Albarn rather than Flying Lotus.”

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Format: 6 x File, MP3, EP, 320 kbps
Released: 28 Feb 2011
Style: Folk, Pop