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Talkdemonic: Beat Romantic
Buy! - (Arena Rock Recording Co.)
This duo from Portland (Oregon) is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Kevin O'Connor and Lisa Molinaro and this is their second album. The songs are all short instrumentals which beautifully meld elements of IDM, ambient, instrumental post-rock, and even classical. There's a very wide range of sounds to be heard - including drums, banjo, piano, Wurlitzer, acoustic guitar, viola, flute, synths, and subtle electronic beats, among others - giving this a very rich and dynamic texture. This is a great album all the way through. Fans of The Books, Album Leaf, Four Tet and similar bands should love this. *This review done with help from Alex Ruder. 4/10/2006 - Don Yates