Perfect Vacuum / A Guide To The Music Of The 21st Century
Album: A Guide To The Music Of The 21st Century   Collection:General
Artist:Perfect Vacuum   Added:May 2009
Label:Acidsoxx Musicks  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-01-31 Pull Date: 2010-04-04
Week Ending: Mar 7 Feb 28 Feb 14
Airplays: 4 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 06, 2010: Music Casserole
It's Great To Be Me
4. Mar 01, 2010: My Musical Midlife Meltdown (post-PACC)
It's Great To Be Me
2. Mar 02, 2010: that's not bluegrass
Meaningfull As Advertised
5. Feb 23, 2010: Ambient Annoyance
True Believer
3. Mar 02, 2010: Ambient Annoyance
It's Great To Be Me
6. Feb 08, 2010: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Stories Of The American Civil Wars

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2010-01-26
Ensemble of friends performing mostly acoustic weird indie-pop, folk, psych- listen in. This is so much fun. Real goofiness. Understated home production, clean "in the room with you" feel. In addition to the usual acoustic psych-folk combo I hear tuba, ukulele and moog. If you trust the spiral liner notes, this is a communal effort, emphasis on the commune.

++1.Psych folk mid-slow
+2.mouthsounds, wordless vocals over a simple bassline (feel free to talk over first minute). Then song with real lyrics and great pop-music chorus.
3.unfortunate intro. inauspicious middle. troublesome end.
+4.mid-fast and mid-quiet w/strings and strummed guitar. About being a bad neighbor, despite the song title.
+5.Downer. Lyrcs in Dutch (I think) & English, and the music sounds like the Residents
+6. fast and a little off-kilter
++7.Bluesy psych. Channeling Syd-era Floyd! (or Flight of the Conchords, if you're paying attention to the lyrics)
+8."Normaler" pop (relatively speaking), bit with abrupt tempo speed-up & jazzy guitar about a minute in. Then back to slower tempo. Odd noises appear after. Nice 3/4 waltzy end w/out of tune piano.
9.Not a bad mid-tempo jam. Pretty cool, pretty weird. Kinda quiet/private. Just nothing too exciting about it to recommend it.
10.drum machine and basic synths, close-mic vox, could be off a 80's euro cassette release
11. Cool coffee-house. I'd snap my fingers to the beat if I heard it live.
+12.Heavy-handed in bits though catchy. Good banjo/guitar interplay, a little piano. Simple playing. One portion could be a Sufjan cover.
+13.Beefheart-ish rock with thick-Brit spoken story

Track Listing
1. Gutter In The Sun   7. It's Great To Be Me
2. Satanic Man/Average Man   8. Stories Of The American Civil Wars
3. Glamour Addict   9. Plumbing
4. Good Neighbour   10. Multi Media Bookstore
5. Kosmische Mechanische Mann   11. True Believer
6. Meaningfull As Advertised   12. Lake Geneva
  13. White Blood Of My Bride