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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
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Seamonster1
You May Unfasten Your Seatbelts
The Rosewood Union

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Even though it feels like I've been using the adjective 'beautiful' a bit to many times in these pages I just have to use it one more time because Seamonster1 from Huskvarna in Sweden IS beautiful. But Beautiful is not the only adjective that comes to mind. Spacey, Dreamy, Atmospheric and wonderful works alright as well. Usually I would find most of these adjectives a bit pretentious and silly but they really do a good job when it comes to describing this CD, and I have a feeling that this is going to be quite a pretentious review anyway so I really don't care about using them. I could compare Seamonster1 to Mogwai, and that would be a legitimate comparison, but Mogwai is much more of a rock band than Seamonster1 is. Seamonster1 moves in much more subtle and ambient territories. Unfortunately I received this CD when it was Summer and really hot outside, and that's just the wrong kind of climate for this album. This is Autumn-music. Its Winter-music and its most definitely night-music. They manage to sound very dark and cold but at the same time they deliver a feeling of hopefulness and joy. Its an interesting contrast. If it weren't for the fact that I live in the central parts of Stockholm and the city lights kills all the stars in the sky I would go out and watch the stars with this CD in my Walkman. I think the stars shine brighter in Huskvarna though.

Reviewed by Gabriel Hermansson
A former contributor to LAS, Gabriel Hermansson lives in Stockhom, Sweden and formerly operated the now-defunct online \'zine Truckfighter.

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