PRICE: $34.00
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ARTIST
TITLE
They Keep Me Smiling
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
UUAR 001CD UUAR 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/24/2004

Very deluxe packaged compilation of new bands, somehow associated with United Bamboo (NYC fashion line). Debut release on this label. Expensive, but feels like it's worth it -- and it's cheaper & better looking than than those Colette compilations, right? Mini-hardcover book, with 34 page book of full color artwork supplied by the featured artists. Which are: Samara Lubelski (her songs are homage to the 60's with intricate instrumental arrangements and a gentle, sensual voice); Benji Cossa (comical and ultra positive pop songs); Gang Gang Dance (a true mystic quality that you can hear in their music, as it twists and turns into different dimensions of Ethiopian style guitar melodies, gypsy style vocals and UK Garage influenced beats); Black Dice; White Magic (eclectic mix of 60s guitars and Mira Billotte's Billy Holiday like voice); Animal Collective, Blood On The Wall; Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom (new recording artists on DFA Records, homemade Moog style keyboards are used to make this magical space age music); Angel Blood (their magical sound is forged from a mixture of Norwegian Black Metal, Hungarian folk music, and American Speed metal); U W Owl (prefers to manipulate modern electronic equipment to make for mysterious and spacious sound-scapes); Turrestrial Tones (members of Black Dice and Animal Collective); Jane (a two piece group, interested in subtle movement in sounds more than drama); Coptic Light (sounds like Magma on a Rollercoaster); HSDOM (heavy deep beats, dark sound-scapes with subtle movements); Tes (Lex Records); Excepter (members of No Neck Blues Band).