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ARTIST
TITLE
Baby, It's Cold Inside
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
BRG 005CD BRG 005CD
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RELEASE DATE
7/28/2008

Restocked. Rated the #1 release of 2008 at Boomkat! "In 2007, The Fun Years released their first album with Barge Recordings. Life-Sized Psychoses was well-received by a diverse fan base of drone junkies, post-rock nostalgics and picky ambient collectors. It was clear that across the board, The Fun Years had struck a nerve; they were able to successfully reach different listeners while jeopardizing zero artistic merit. Audiversity.com put it well: "They understand the pros and cons of being at each polar end, inspired by both the classics and the unknown, and aim for a balance between idiosyncrasy, unpredictability and accessibility." True, yet their music is far from being crossover; more so a unique salient musical language which Ben and Isaac continue to utilize and a developed creative style that almost every type of underground music fan can find beauty in. Forged at the peak of The Fun Years' musical abilities and a significant broadening of raw musical sentiment, Baby, It's Cold Inside is not a record to be taken lightly. Once again 'exploring the pleasures of slow evolution, repetition and decay,' as music writer Susanna Bolle perfectly put it, but this time there is a much wider dynamic range, spanning from massive swells of guitar distortion to microscopic pulses, almost inaudible fragments. They harness compositional energy, focus it and release it in powerful blows, while exercising their innate sense for timing and restraint. The sense of artistic control achieved on Baby, It's Cold Inside is extraordinary, so much as to say The Fun Years have transcended the preconceptions of drone music as both a genre and scene."