"Saturday Night Cedar"
Genres: hometaper, ambient, indie pop
Dodge City KS
Jun 8 - 14 2003
golly! There isn't anything quite like a Wood Records
compilation, and Saturday Night Cedar keeps up the label's
tradition of excellence nicely. Bringing together a delicious selection of hometapers
and independent bands from across the US and parts of Europe, this
very DIY CDR gives a terrific dose of what the Wood label is all
After a brief instrumental from the genius Zed
Salt / Mark Flake collaboration
CDR, we're sent right into a bizarre bedroom recording by David
Spero Peligro. It is kooky and fun, but doesn't get you at
all ready for Cadence's punky rock anthem,
"Invisible" - a viciously catchy tune that will tear you
apart. Then, Linda Draper brings on the anti-folk,
Italian ambient masters LAM provide some of their unbearably
terrific melodic soundscapes, and Knyaz Michkin gives us a
taste of instrumental guitar music from the Belarus Republic.
And that's just the beginning. Among the disc's twenty songs,
you also get plunderphonics from Klarc Qent, funky vocal-ized
elevator music by Peter Dizozza, and a characteristically
sorrowful folk tune courtesy of Charles Fyant.
Overall, this is worthwhile for fans of hometaper music, as well as those
just looking for something different and exciting. Recommended.
20 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2003]