Tuesday, October 04, 2011
-valis Pick of the Week
New week, new Pick!
It's an absolute treat to make you aware of our Pick this week: Deleted Waveform Gatherings! The vehicle for our long-time friend Øyvind Holm & Co., (ex-Dipsomaniacs) from Norway. Their new release, Pretty Escape, is out on Rainbow Quartz Records now.
In a word, this new CD is LOADED! 20 tracks for your enjoyment & amusement. Me, I'm bemused. It's my belief in a few short years hence the rest of the world, and especially music writers/critics, will be comparing other great songwriters & lyricists to Øyvind instead of the other way 'round. The man has a keen knack for the juste mot along with a Borgesian sense of rhythm. Classy.
Comparisons seem too facile in this case; the man can stand on his own -and he does, alongside anyone. To these ears he's brilliant.
Congratulations Øyvind & Deleted Waveform Gatherings!
You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Friday from 3 to 6am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.