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Old 02-21-2011, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Active in the 80s, Viv Akauldren were, what can best be described as, an electronic-psychedelic oddity from Detroit. They employed a wildly eclectic plethora of musical influences into their music; ranging from the likes of Gong and Hawkwind all the way through to ambient/minimalist soundscapes, with world music a ubiquitous element in their output.

The albums Witness, I'll Call You Sometime and Vivian's Fountain are all excellent - as is Keir McDonald's solo project, Medusa Cyclone.

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Really interesting stuff. I quite liked "Magic City", perhaps a tad monotonous but I'm sure if I was listening to it louder I'd be more into it (pretty late & I'm tired & whatnot). I'll have to get an album of theirs in the near-future.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One reply for these guys? Geeeeeeeeeez people, you're busting my balls.
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Witness, it's a trip.
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Witness, it's a trip.
I'll be sure to check it out.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You especially won't be disappointed. If you are, you can suggest the worst album imagineable and I will sit through the whole thing
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You especially won't be disappointed. If you are, you can suggest the worst album imagineable and I will sit through the whole thing
Sounds good to me.
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Alright, I thought the album was just okay. I was expecting some more experimentation, but I didn't hear too much of it. Overall, though, it was good for a psychedelic/garage rock album. I heard elements of punk, noise, psychedelic rock, garage rock, and some spoken word. Is there anything else by them with a more experimental feel to it?

By the way, I thought their cover of MC5's "Looking at You" was fantastic.

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Old 04-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Tryi I'll Call You Sometime, it's their first album and probably their most experimental.
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