Minmae / Microcassette Quatrain
Album: Microcassette Quatrain   Collection:General
Artist:Minmae   Added:Jul 2003
Label:Bluesanct Recording Corp  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-06 Pull Date: 2003-12-08
Week Ending: Nov 23 Oct 19 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 14, 2011: dream shoes
Minmae Opens Novella
4. Oct 17, 2003: Distraction-Limited
Perpetual Shift Introduction
2. Sep 06, 2004: The Longest Short Song Marathon
Planes Will Crash, Canvas Called Retrospect
5. Oct 15, 2003: Brownian Motion
Perpetual Shift Introduction
3. Nov 18, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
Minmae Opens Novella
6. Oct 15, 2003: Stirling's Approximation
Planes Will Crash

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2003-10-01
If you like Flying Saucer Attack you will love this: droney fuzzy layers of guitars, echoey and reverby, over downtempo comatose sampled beats, processed in a low-fi distorted manner that isn’t noisy per se, but certainly layered. Dreamlike. Little or no vocals, but when they appear Space Needle or My Bloody Valentine comes to mind, especially if the guits are bending. But I suppose that’s redundant as the common theme is ambient distorted echoey guitar soundscapes with trippy beats. There are also elements of Sebadoh, Yo La Tengo. I find this stuff relaxing and soothing, my coworker in the lab said it made her head feel like it was going to explode and made me turn it off. An hour later she said her head still hurt. Go figure.

1) long skippy hypnotic, ends cold
2) MBV feel at first, shifts to clear FSA
3) brief beats with television samples at end
4) brief again
5) difficult looped beat with droniness
6) noisy TV samples, collagelike
7) more noisy layered TV samples lead into drumless song
8) super echoey and droney noisy effects
9) simple song Sebadoh 4track feel with drum beat that joins
10) simple organ, chill Yo La Tengo feel, long
11) FSA with YLT guit and voc feel
12) this sounds a lot like Space Needle with the simple beat and strumming guitars
13) basic dissonant organ with treated weird vocs
14) simple acoustic guit+vocs, annoying
15) simple low-fi folky song
16) folky gets super noisy
17) noisy with med beat

Track Listing
1. Perpetual Shift Introduction   9. The Trouble Bear
2. Planes Will Crash   10. Long Wave
3. Canvas Called Retrospect   11. Summertime W/ You
4. Sound of One Hand Clapping   12. You're a Spider
5. Minmae Opens Novella   13. How Union & Beech Used to Be
6. Temperance   14. The Understatement of the Mo
7. Wontonnes   15. The Man Who Fought for Speed
8. The Bastard   16. Poltergeist Over England
  17. Macross Dub