Economics / Economics
Album: Economics   Collection:General
Artist:Economics   Added:Oct 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-12-14 Pull Date: 2009-02-15
Week Ending: Feb 15 Feb 8 Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 11 Dec 21
Airplays: 2 2 3 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 14, 2011: bricolage
Hands On My Shoulders
4. Mar 04, 2009: Greek Orthodox Baptism
He Was My Firend
2. Dec 17, 2010: Money Isn't Real
Worn-Out Pedal Brakes, He Was My Firend
5. Feb 10, 2009: Pac Man Fever Valentine's Day Revival Hour
Hands On My Shoulders
3. Dec 09, 2010: abra's airwaves
Hands On My Shoulders
6. Feb 08, 2009: B-Side Sunday Special
He Was My Firend

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2008-12-09
Fans of Tortoise, Do Make Say Think and other “post-rock” instrumental bands that register high on the intellect scale that veer into the realm of shoegaze and space all while should take note. Drums, guitar, Fender Rhodes, bass, even a banjo (dulcimer?) and some synth to give it krautrock flavor in places. No vocals. Pretty stuff and sure to please. Lovely.

1) starts slow and blissful with lightly picked banjo drum brushes and washes of shoegaze
and breaks into a ¾-7/4 post rocky beat
2) faster urgent, still a disjunct rhythm, melodic and cool
3) urgent and upbeat
4) starts with acoustic guitar and Rhodes and just builds on that theme, sorta jammy
5) jammy again on a simple riff/lick
6) picked fast guitar arpeggios in layers with sparse piano, pretty and dreamy
7) starts off chill and shoegazing with piano and echoey guitar, picks up with full band
8) another 5/4 type mathy post-rock feeling rhythm that feels as natural as a 4/4 really, full band, good subtle chillness
9) a bit more indulgent or committal
10) upbeat and urgent with the 80’s high hat beat going on, goes in and out of breaks and is structural
11) bit of a krautrock feel in the synth and soaring guitars
12) krautrock feel is fleshed out here for sure, for fans of cool Moog with rhythms, chill feel though

Track Listing
1. Consider Her Ways   7. Faces In The Ceiling
2. He Was My Firend   8. Freeze Tap
3. Worn-Out Pedal Brakes   9. Kicking Stones
4. Four Square   10. Birds Are Probably Dinosaurs
5. A Break In The Drought   11. Whales Were Dogs
6. Hands On My Shoulders   12. Wrangel Island