Hi Red Center / Assemble
Album: Assemble   Collection:General
Artist:Hi Red Center   Added:Mar 2009
Label:Joyful Noise Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-07-26 Pull Date: 2009-09-27
Week Ending: Sep 13 Aug 23 Aug 16 Aug 9 Aug 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 22, 2013: FOLKTRONICA
Toothless Beau
4. Aug 13, 2009: The Alternatives
Toothless Beau
2. Sep 12, 2009: Music Casserole
Chicken Gorlet
5. Aug 02, 2009: Transmission Overload
Toothless Beau
3. Aug 20, 2009: The Alternatives
6. Jul 28, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah: Black is the Colors
Chicken Gorlet

Album Review
Ben Wolfson
Reviewed 2009-07-15
Hi Red Center - Assemble

Quirky poppy rock a la Deerhoof or a more conventional Make a Rising: nice harmony vox, tight, off-kilter combo playing, some noisy interludes---quality stuff, they mix it up a lot within each track, like MaR, pretty well.

Best: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9

1: very Deerhoofy, w/ a loping bassline and vibe/guitar part that doesn't quite mesh with it in a really nice way. Stompy finish, spastic guitar.
2: Staccato guitar, sprightly vibes. Upbeat music, kind of goofy lyrics.
3: Fuzzy synth, kind of plain male vox. Nice contemplative midsection w/ wordless vox from many menmbers.
4: Disjoint riffs, sort of like a more tuneful U.S. Maple, poppier interludes.
5: Slow bass/vibes duet intro. Simplistic melody, kind of melancholy tune, the title ("lullaby") fits ok.
6: fast, dark, choppy, massed vox. Glitchy beginning. Very Make a Rising. Good vibes.
7: Vocal-led tune, but the vocal melody isn't very interesting and neither are the lyrics.
8: Starts off rocking, suddenly slows down, wobbles between these two modes.
9: Slow solo guitar into, then slow odd-meter chords accompanied by ever contemplative reeds (clarinet, bassoon), and towards the end bright trumpet. Ends with a brief reprise of the guitar riffing.

Track Listing
1. Toothless Beau   5. Lullaby
2. Littlest Giant   6. Chicken Gorlet
3. Symmetry Chameleon   7. Trees In A Row
4. Nowheresville   8. Los Olvidados
  9. Pipe Dream