School of Language Sea From Shore
- Words: Scott Thill
- Label: Thrill Jockey
- XLR8R Rating: 8/10
Field Music's David Brewis hasn't decided to go it alone: School of Language is just his laptop side project, which in a way is a testament to tech. This solo effort built of bytes rocks nicely, buttressed by smoking guitar anthems like "Poor Boy" and "Disappointment '99." Angular funk makes "This is No Fun" a spirited jam, while the four-part concept pop of "Rockist" is a sonic Tower of Babel built with the help of Garageband, semiotics, and soul music. Brewis doesn't seem to have wasted a moment in the studio during this sojourn. If the other two members of Field Music churn out solo projects this energetic, Thrill Jockey will have a four-headed Hydra on its hands.
- FeatureRecord Store Week: Pearson Sound, Matias Aguayo, Leon Vynehall, and Gerd Share Their Favorite Shops
- NewsWatch Eprom's Menacing New Video for "Center of the Sun"
- GearArtist Tips: Dusky Details Five Techniques for Producing Precise, Club-Ready Tracks
- MP3Aashton "I've Had Enough"
- NewsStream 'Gem Drops Four' Featuring The Range, Pixelord, Natasha Kmeto, Anenon, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player