Thursday, June 30, 2005

you're going to love our defeatist attitude

Remote viewing is a skill by which a person (aka "viewer") can perceive objects, persons, or events at a location removed from him or her by either space or time. You've seen it on the local news sometime in your life probably, when the resident psychic "finds" the body of a missing person or somesuch.

The band Remote Viewer can somehow parallel these ideas, as theirs might be the soundtrack for such an extra-sensory experience where you to fall into a trance-like state where you are viewing the situation they describe unto you. Their third full length album, Let Your Heart Draw A Line, came out this past spring. I guess their claim to fame could be that they're two former members of Hood making electronic bedroom recordings. Dubbed (in theory, not in sound) and dusty textures with simple repeating acoustic guitar and key figures and a whispering voice deep in the ear. Sometimes by the lovely lady from Empress. In SAT format, Labradford::Pan American as Hood::Remote Viewer. This applies sonically as well. File near the Album Leaf, Dntel, Telefon Tel Aviv, French Paddleboat, etc and buy it from City Centre Offices. Delicious!

the Remote Viewer - They're Closing Down the Shop
the Remote Viewer - I'm Sad Feeling
the Remote Viewer - How Did You Both Look Me in the Eye?


At 9:17 PM, Anonymous angryrobot said...

Shame on me. I've actually had their new album in my "stack" since it came out, but I haven't got 'round to playing it yet. Oh, the backlog...


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