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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
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
No Lullaby for Sleep
Zum Records

Rating: NR/10 ?

October 1, 2004
The Intima is the conglomeration of Unwound-style vocals, Dianogah-style drumming, and Havalina Rail Company-style instrumentation, stirred up to produce enough nervous tension to cause electric storms in your head. The swirling violin has it's own melodies and antimelodies to those of the guitar while the bass and drums lay a complex rhythm that isn't too hard to follow which tells you you're trying too hard. The more daring of those who like their music to be easy to swallow ought to be able to appreciate the experimentation and strong emotions put forth on this ep.

The disc is true to its title, it doesn't accommodate sleep very readily, rather it wakes you up as a loud proclamation of some political and social problems. "Under the Cement, Sediment" is about the degradation of the environment in the name of progress, at least one of the songs is built off of a quote from the revolutionary Emma Goldman, and the inside cover shows a photograph of columns of identical desks.

I am jealous of those living on the West Coast, in and around Olympia who can see these folks perform but I find hope in knowing that they have a country-wide tour starting in October, I'd be interested to see what they produce live.

Reviewed by JJ Hamon

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