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info opinion


"Absolute Noon" CDEP


Genres: instrumental

PO Box 331547
Miami, FL 33233

Nov 15 - 21 2005

How to describe a playful, almost-Disney-like instrumental record with an eye for indie rock but a definite electronic fixation? Like that, I guess. Absolute Noon is brief, but it makes for a lovely backdrop to any rainy weekend afternoon. In under seventeen minutes Feathers brings us four tracks of well-written melodic music, somewhere between Badly Drawn Boy's instrumentals and Tortoise's repertoire. "My Apple Has Four Legs" starts things off in a light and airy mood, with a style somewhat reminiscent of the Peanuts theme song. "The Rise," meanwhile, is probably my favourite on this disc; it uses a nice guitary background and lays a toy-like, Plone-esque melody over it with synths and strings. The starry "Old Cutler" is also strong, recalling nights on the town in slow-motion. Absolute Noon is a catchy and moody EP that is definitely worth checking out; a beautiful release in all senses (dig the cover), this is a very strong debut that spells out a promising future for Feathers.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2005]