Thursday, May 11, 2006

red sea

another record i've really been looking forward to this year has it's release just weeks away. on the 30th new york-based Asobi Seksu will release their sophmore effort Citrius. i've heard about half the album and the comparision i'm surprised to make is that it reminds me alot of Lush. as much as i loved their self-titled debut from two years ago, i think this album may actually be better. bilingual lead singer Yuki Chikudate embraced the dream pop vocals well-enough back then on a handful of tracks, but the album was a lot more playful pop rock whereas Citrus has a fantastic wall of dissonance that helps shifts her vocals from cute and sweet to delicate, but soaring.

Asobi Seksu "Red Sea"


At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 11:32 AM, Blogger essteeyou said...

asobi seksu recently played Toronto and it was one of the best performance I've ever seen.

It was like being hit with a wall of sound, but after it hit you it enveloped you. It was simultaneously the greatest and weirdest thing I'd experience at a small show in eons.

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Jason said...

i really wish i had seen them live before i left new york. at the time someone in my office was raving about them, but i didn't really trust his taste.

judging from my reading chromewaves, toronto seems to get lots of great small shows.


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