Aqueduct / I Sold Gold
Album: I Sold Gold   Collection:General
Artist:Aqueduct   Added:Feb 2005
Label:Barsuk Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-06 Pull Date: 2005-05-08
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 24 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13
Airplays: 1 4 2 2 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 04, 2013: Beach Blanket Bingo
Hardcore Days & Softcore Nig
4. Oct 01, 2010: The Knife
Hardcore Days & Softcore Nig
2. Jul 11, 2012: Summer Session
Growing Up with Gnr
5. May 20, 2010: The Knife
Hardcore Days & Softcore Nig
3. Dec 16, 2010: And Other Useful Bibles
Hardcore Days & Softcore Nights
6. Mar 05, 2010: I Started A Fire
The Suggestion Box

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-03-02
quirky, often dark, danceable bedroom synth electro-pop debut album from Aqueduct (we have one EP by him—it’s basically one guy—as well). This is just fun and infectious! Influences from 80s and early 90s songs. Might draw comparisons to Barcelona or Stereo Total. Some piano. They have its own sound, though. lots of synths. Real and programmed drums. Self-conscious but not in an annoying way lyrics about the “heat I’m packing” to a song about growing up with Guns N Roses.
My picks: 2, 3, 4, 8 FCC: 8, 9
1. mid-tempo with piano and lots o synths.
2. quirky lyrics with a solid synth backing and a heavy beat.
3. starts with drums and 70’s space sounding keyboards. heavy drums continue except for the chorus.
4. alternating parts without and with drums. pretty poppy bridge part
5. more of a ballad. slow. piano. the vocals remind me of Pinback at times.
6. a dance tune. sort of dissonant. sparse at times
7. slower. falsetto vocals.
8. FCC (“fucked at 0:38 in) faster. guitar, crazy space synths. my head is going side-to-side and nodding!
9. FCC (“fucked” at 0:28). sparse beginning. guitar. builds to full.
10. 80s synth ballad without words
11. flute and piano. more synths later.

Track Listing
1. The Suggestion Box   6. Tension
2. Hardcore Days & Softcore Nig   7. The Unspeakable
3. Growing Up with Gnr   8. Frantic (Roman Polanski Vers
4. Heart Design   9. Laundry Baskets
5. Five Star Day   10. Game Over: Thanks for Playin
  11. The Tulsa Trap