- Audio CD (April 24 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import, Audiobook
- Label: Paw Tracks
- ASIN: B000O77L0Q
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
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Pullhair Rubeye Import, Audiobook
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|1. Sis Around the Sandmill|
|2. Opis Helpus|
|3. Foetus Noman|
|4. Who Wellses in My Hoff|
|5. Lay Lay Off, Faselam|
|8. Was Onaip|
Avey Tare is Dave Portner of Animal Collective and Kria Brekkan is Kristin Anna Valtysdottir formerly of the band mÃºm. The two met a few years back and started playing music together in the summer of 2005. Recently they married and now live together in New York City . PAvey Tare and Kria Brekkan recorded their debut collaboration "Pullhair Rubeye" with guitars and piano on an eight track in their practice space in Brooklyn . Then they traveled to upstate New York where the record was mixed down onto a two track borrowed from a friend who bought it at a garage sale for a dollar. Just as the two were completing the mix, the two track broke down and Avey and Kria didn't hear the mixes until two months later when they obtained another two track. After this short vacation, they were surprised by the sounds they had made. PRegardless of HOW they made their sounds, Avey Tare and Kria Brekkan's "Pullhair Rubeye" is a motley collection of fun and somber songs. Some of the tracks are instrumental, textured, and trancelike. They sound like they could come from another world. Other songs are lyrically based, calmer, more introspective. These sound like direct transmissions from within.
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Given my admiration for the previous works of K. Valtysdottir and disappointment from her suddenly abandoning the "spotlight" for bit parts (Slowblow, Mice Parade) I think this work deserves more attention than this release will gain it.
The differing opinions on Amazon all contain part of the picture...I first heard the (released) reversed version and thought it was hypnotic and good late night music. But as noted this effect is best in gauged doses as the "novelty" impression grows thin quickly. Then I obtained the forward original version.
Wow, really different...this album should have been released with the reversed as additional tracks or second disk. This is really acoustic and lyrical in nature and very akin to early Mum (Broken Birdie Records) with an Animal Collective sensibility (Leaf House) - it comes across as unpolished versions of fragile, pretty memoirs. "Sis Around the Sandmill" and "Sasong" are especially cohesive and realized, granted all these tracks should have been balanced and mixed better.
If you take the reverse version as the yang to the original yin songs, it has an entirely different feel - everything acoustic has translated into electronic musique concrete sounds, burbling and percolating like Aphex Twin's ambient works. Taken in entirety, as it might have been released, it is an ambitious and still pleasing venture.
I imagine I'll listen to FWD far more often than REV, and hope for future releases with Kristin again prominent in the vocal core (FYI Mum fans newest release "Smilewound" is getting closer...but not there yet...)