Kunin, Johanna / Devoe, Garrett / Sigh Lens (Kelp#21)
Album: Sigh Lens (Kelp#21)   Collection:General
Artist:Kunin, Johanna / Devoe, Garrett   Added:Feb 2006
Label:Kelp! Monthly  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-26 Pull Date: 2006-04-30
Week Ending: Apr 30 Apr 23 Apr 16 Apr 9 Apr 2 Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12
Airplays: 2 1 2 5 3 3 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 16, 2007: Something about music
Firelies - (Kunin)
4. May 01, 2006: The Ground State
Drop Out - (Devoe)
2. May 24, 2006: the evil twins
Firelies - (Kunin)
5. Apr 28, 2006: The National Congress Of Vaselines
The Hottest Days Of Summer - (Devoe)
3. May 23, 2006: America's Least Wanted
City Of The Morning - (Kunin)
6. Apr 25, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
City Of The Morning - (Kunin)

Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2006-02-21
#21 IN Karl Blau’s CD-R Series/Label Kelp! Monthly, finds two songwriters, Johanna Kunn & Garrett Devoe, each making beautifully unique music. The Pacific Northwest never ceases to amaze me with the talent that comes out of it and it always seems as if Karl Blau is somehow responsible for it. Johanna’s music (aided by Mr. Blau’s playing and recording) is moody all the way around led my piano and beats but done very organically with space and experimentation. Similar to Laura Viers but with a more innocent tone to it. Borrows some style from Mount Eerie and Karl’s music and at times reminds me of a lo-fi Bjork. Tracks 1-5 and 13-16 are hers. In the middle lies Garrett Devoe (aka Pure Horsehair) who has a more lo-fi singer-songwriter feel. Most of his songs rely on layer guitars. Dark, beautiful fingerpicked melodies that flow in and out. Again moody with creative but spacious instrumentation. Reminds me of a less droney Six Organs of Admittance mixed with the fingerpicking of M.Ward. I look forward to the Monthly Kelp! releases and this one has been one of my favorites thus far. Beautiful and moody all the way around
-tHE bAWD oF euphony

Track Listing
1. Blueberry - (Kunin)   9. The Fire Next Time - (Devoe)
2. City Of The Morning - (Kunin)   10. Light - (Devoe)
3. Firelies - (Kunin)   11. The Hottest Days Of Summer - (Devoe)
4. Olos - (Kunin)   12. These Days Must Be Gravy - (Devoe)
5. Phantom - (Kunin)   13. Bowline (Kunin)
6. Drop Out - (Devoe)   14. Cold As The Floes (Kunin)
7. Night Owl - (Devoe)   15. Phantom Returns (Kunin)
8. Greener Pastures - (Devoe)   16. Soul Secrets - (Kunin)