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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum
Peggy Green
Songs of Naka Peida

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
This stuff just blows my mind. Growing up in Germany and Central Illinois, nursed on a diet of punk rock and old country doesn't really prepare a guy for a record like this. Electric steel and acoustic resonator guitars, and plenty of them. While I have never heard anything at all like this album, I know that it is beautiful music that transcends even the instruments. We've all heard steel guitars used by everyone from Waylon Jennings to Bright Eyes, but I seriously doubt you have ever heard them used like this, as the the focal point for an entire song, not to mention an entire album.

I shopped this CD around to a few people, trying to find someone who could give it a just, thorough, informative review, but there was no such critic to be found. And I'm not just talking about the staff here at the magazine. The fact that Peggy Green even sent this record to us for review I think speaks volumes for musicianship and the borders it can transcend, her knowledge that her craft could reach people who, although only across the country, are light years away.

Soothing, washing guitar notes that resonate with an eerie completeness. Perfect for anything relaxing, or the soundtrack to Rush II.

Reviewed by Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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