Resplendent Ii / Wings Beneath the Sills
Album: Wings Beneath the Sills   Collection:General
Artist:Resplendent Ii   Added:Sep 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-02 Pull Date: 2004-10-03 Charts: Electronic, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Sep 12 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 8
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 03, 2004: Oh Messy Life
Wings Beneath the Sills
4. Aug 18, 2004: Civil Society
Wings Beneath the Sills
2. Sep 05, 2004: Oh Messy Life
Wings Beneath the Sills
5. Aug 15, 2004: Oh Messy Life
3. Aug 24, 2004: The Literate Pop Fans
6. Aug 12, 2004: Hello Kitten
Luminescent Exultant Chariot

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-01
Highly innovative low-fi, electro-trip-pop. Sleepy vocals over deeply layered but delicately-crafted instrumentation. Dreamy, poetic lyrics. Ninth release from Chicago-based Michael Lenzi. His previous projects were Number One Cup and Fire Show. I love this disc and can't wait to explore this guy's other stuff. Start with 1, 2, 4. FCC: 1, 5. Website:

=> 1. [FCC]: fucking. Mid-slow. Lo-fi and shambolic. Edge-of-sleep male vox. Multilayered, quirky, psychedelic. "It's resolution time!"
=> 2. Mid-tempo. Messy drums front and center. "When I cling to your splendor you wear me like a ring."
3. Mid-tempo, repetitive and insistent but continually evolving anyway. Ends with one measure a capella.
=> 4. Mid-tempo, starts with acoustic guitar, then noise guitar and beats. Nice swaying rhythm, plenty of fascinating noises. "When we made love, we were kicking in windows. When we made love we were scratching out zeroes... We were the stars that made the casket-builders sing." Ends with industrial percussion.
5. FCC: fuckin'. Slow, ultra-noisy gentle pop ballad with heavy-reverb vox. Like an extreme Tex La Homa or a mashed-up Hilt. Ends with backwards vox over keyboards.
6. Slow. Starts with 10 secs of soft noise, then adds atonal feedback guitar and piano. Mostly instrumental and beatless. Ends with 6 seconds of hiss and then 10 seconds of silence.

Track Listing
1. Resolution Time   4. Wings Beneath the Sills
2. Luminescent Exultant Chariot   5. Nape of Neck Hints
3. Wordsnotenough   6. Sleeptalking in the Natatori