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ARTIST
TITLE
Life-Sized Psychoses
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BRG 002CD BRG 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/16/2007

"The Fun Years' new full length CD entitled Life-Sized Psychoses is a 50-minute composition combining drones, textures and stretched-out progressions. Split into five tracks (although we at Barge prefer listening all the way through), Life-Sized Psychoses is a perfect balance of soundscape meets song. A duo of turntable and baritone guitar, The Fun Years have disguised their instruments with atmospheric textures comprised of obscure samples and blissful repetition. The result is a stream of audio magma, filled with dreamy sound washes and subtle phrases that effortlessly tumble over one another. The Fun Years could be called experimental, but Life-Sized Psychoses is very well mapped out. As artists such as Stars of the Lid and William Basinski achieve, The Fun Years use time as a musical tool without pretense. They concoct thick layers of rich drone and underlying harmony that artfully conjure notions of memory, space and the subconscious. While Isaac Sparks' sampling creates a thick haze of pops and crackles from abstracted vinyl recordings, Ben Recht's guitar work of arpeggios and open tunings draws the listener into the world of The Fun Years."