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ARTIST
TITLE
Napa Asylum
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DC 455CD DC 455CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/31/2011

"Napa Asylum is the Sic Alps in 2010 -- two and one half years since the fabled release of US E.Z.! Napa Asylum accounts for the swift tilt of time since aught-eight with twenty-two crafted tracks bubbling in the reverb tank. The Alps are in the summer of their years, where they suddenly find a minute to reflect on the breaking down of the years previous. Napa Asylum is overfull with Sic pleasures, echoing half-emptily like they do as the hooks slide into your flesh, animating you marionette-style to tip-tat your way across the dance-floor. Let's away to the Tascam 8-Ball! Themes from Napa Asylum include re-incarnation, magic and schizophrenia. SUCH AS: 'The First White Man to Touch California' ties the 'discovery' of California to the recent mortgage crisis. 'Zeppo Epp' tells parallel tales from Midwestern homes: Zeppo Epley drives off to never be heard from again while Charlotte Muldeen breaks up with her girlfriend and joins the Navy. And there's more, lots of it there, all dripping through a $100 preamp for your misunderstanding. Yeah, the sound reflects a minimal set-up, but don't let them fool you. The process is the flavor -- and three albums in, you can still get in on the ground floor, 'cause Sic Alps always record in the basement. Get down your steps while you can, the songs are as short as they are bitter-sweet. But the one that ends just makes way for the one coming next."