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ARTIST
TITLE
Confetti
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RICE 014CD RICE 014CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/26/2004

"Beta Bodega Coalition's sub division literally caught fire at their Sonar showcase with Confetti, a starring role was played in Barcelona: an acoustica / hip hop / inverted folk hybrid that startles with originality and a summertime breeze. Roberto Carlos fills the fatbacked rhythms with melodic elements, processed guitars and intricate shimmers, aided and abetted by Adam Heathcott. 'Sometimes too lucky' maintains this connection to 'real' instruments -- a lonesome guitar rides a rich bed of vibes, like an after hours jam led by the Compass Point All Stars. 'Serpent Regular' opens with a Sun Ra-ish moment, then again the stringed instruments come into focus, offering a reflective, cannily poised composition, a song. 'Yellow Kite' has to be the highlight here, fat synths like a long lost Tom Tom Club dub, out and out balearic heaven. Flip to the CD for a couple of bonus tracks -- 'Help me out now' looping a breathy vocal, over a languid, relaxed beat -- like a much funkier version of the early Tortoise sides. 'Hostas' ends with a suitably hushed tone: a Beach Boys inspired vocal, and music laying somewhere between early Mouse On Mars and the High Llamas."