Genres: spacefolk, folk-rock, space rock
Jan 13 - 19 2003
Sight Distance (LSD for short) is the songwriting project
of Stefanie Fix, a spacey folksmith who specializes in a unique
breed of atmospheric, stellar pop. Enlisting the talent of members of Mercury
Rev, Hopewell, and Varnaline, she has created this
short four-song EP.
The two best songs are "Cynical Eyes" and "It's Only
Me." The former is a very spacey, airy tune that features some
beautiful guitar plucking and emotional vocals. "It's Only
Me," meanwhile, is a delightful pop tune with some very Mercury
Rev-esque instrumental bits going on in the background. The other
two songs also have good parts, but come off as being a bit less
pleasant and soothing on the ears.
Altogether, Fix's exploration of a spacey folk sound, which
she has dubbed "spacefolk," is certainly a welcome one. The
results aren't completely perfect, but for a debut they are quite
successful. However, one wonders why she went for the LSD
acronym for her band name, seeing as the band's sound isn't very
psychedelic at all.
If you enjoy space pop like that of Hopewell and Mercury
Rev, then chances are you'll enjoy this EP.
4 songs, distributed by the
band, released 2002]