Christmas Decorations / Model 91
Album: Model 91   Collection:General
Artist:Christmas Decorations   Added:Nov 2002

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-03-24 Pull Date: 2003-05-26
Week Ending: May 18 Apr 27 Apr 13 Apr 6
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 12, 2016: does radio suck?
Model 91
4. Aug 08, 2009: lost and found
Tables and Chairs
2. Jan 06, 2010: Lost Verses
Cricket Broom
5. May 21, 2009: orangeasm
Sequence 3
3. Dec 25, 2009: The Courtesy Flush - the tiger woods holiday spectacular
6. Jun 14, 2008: Lost and Found
A Random Hill

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-04-15
This Brooklyn, NY, duo are signed on the Kranky label and call their music “ambient punk.” Very down tempo, the sequencer sounds they use often refer to sweet sine wave blips, gamelan and other bell-type sounds. Guitar is prominent on all tracks, with a heavy chorus effect, used in a similar way to some goth bands. Bass is also important in song structure and melody. They create some nice ambient textures and vignettes, and vocals are more present in later half of the album. Think also of Microstoria. 8, 1, 10, 13, 4.

1. melodic, minimal vignette. guitar melody with gamelan sounds.
2. small vignette, minimal and sweet. similar instrumentation.
3. fluttering sounds + wandering melody from heavily chorus-ed guitar.
4. goth guitar, bass, sequencer. tension keeps forward motion.
5. also dark. driven mostly by bass melody. nice sounds.
6. bass and guitar with sequencer blips and sounds. cool.
7. distorted vocals and melodica. cryptic and playful.
8. very cute song. vocals like beat happening and beach boys backing vocals. chorus-ed out guitar, blips from sequencer.
9. sequencer driven, with half-spoken vocals, cryptic and playful
10. nice gamelan-like sounds with bu-duh-duh vocals in background.
11. sequencer rhythms drive the song, along with vocals.
12. nice beeps and sounds like microstoria. vocals + melodica.
13. mostly sequencer blips. nice texture.

Track Listing
1. Cricket Broom   7. Orange Suit
2. Brittle Stem   8. A Random Hill
3. Data 70   9. Lowlands
4. Opto-Isolator   10. Tables and Chairs
5. Model 91   11. Build a House
6. Small Window   12. Hen's Teeth
  13. Sequence 3