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ii Landlakes

With its largely improvised debut Landlakes, Melbourne duo ii (or eye, eye) gracefully balances on a tight rope that splits genres. Alex Nosek and Jon Tjhia create abstract instrumental pop by layering the synthetic beat of Boards of Canada with Grizzly Bear's dreamlike depth. The album is purely organic, and brings some tangible energy to an often-stagnant indie rock genre. “We Ate Everything” begins with a cluster of drum beats and drones, and quickly sorts itself out with the smooth and airy “Oho,” only to come crashing down with the surf rock-esque “Clamshell.” With Landlakes, ii begins the countdown to 2008's year's-best lists.

2 comments Landlakes

Danny Jumpertz (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 04/01/2008 - 14:28

Thanks for the review!
Please contact me if you would like to feature an mp3 or if you need a jpg of the cover art.

Karen (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/05/2008 - 16:27

This is a really really fucking amazing album!!

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