San Kazakgascar / Greetings From Beautiful...
Album: Greetings From Beautiful...   Collection:General
Artist:San Kazakgascar   Added:Nov 2007
Label:Lather Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-04 Pull Date: 2008-07-06
Week Ending: Jun 15 Jun 1 May 11
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 11, 2008: Don't Call it a Comeback
Exhale, Furnace
3. May 10, 2008: On The Warpath
Wink Eye, Stink Eye
2. May 29, 2008: The Joy 'n Danny Division
Mosquitoes And Gnats
4. May 08, 2008: Baptism a la Grecque
Exhale, Furnace

Album Review
Rob Majors
Reviewed 2008-05-05
San Kazakgascar
Greetings From Beautiful San Kazakgascar

Mid-East inflected psych rock. Sound is mostly focused on guitar riffs, clarinet hooks, and often-silly group vox, and maintains a consistently mid-to-high energy level. Longish fades or outros on most songs and a tendency towards repetition. And... tambourine on every track?

FCC Clean near as I can tell; My picks: 2, 9
See also: Psalters, Balkan Beat Box, Akron/Family

1) 4:34 Upbeat and a little noisy. 25-sec fade out.
*2) 4:10 Fun layered intro/breaks and a low-key, rhythmic vox refrain. 30-sec feedback fade out.
3) 4:12 Spy groove with low-in-the-mix reverb vox. A trifle repetitive.
4) 2:12 Quirky call-and-response/chant, featuring a gratingly nasal vox style.
5) 3:54 Very different feel. Low energy, delicate vox, droning bass. 20-sec fade out.
6) 5:52 Like #1. Thin, upbeat, and hook-focused. 15-sec fade out.
7) 3:56 Mechanical groove and abrasive vox. 33-sec outro.
8) 6:17 Pleasant, slow-building worldy instrumental for 2:40, then abruptly switches to a heavier tune with melodic vox hook. Vamps last 1 min with slow fade out.
*9) 5:00 Melodic, riff-based jam. Bass intro. Again, vamps last 1 min with slow fade out.
10) 6:00 Similar to first half of #8, with a slowly flowing dynamic and unobtrusive lines. 30-sec out.

Track Listing
1. Dallas Via Damascus   6. National Anthem Of San Kazakgascar
2. Mosquitoes And Gnats   7. Shut!
3. Wink Eye, Stink Eye   8. Reign Of Yans
4. Tuk Tuk To Nowhere   9. Exhale, Furnace
5. El Rio Flaco   10. Crooked Ladders