Monday, 28 December 2009

Noughties #75: Frog Eyes "The Golden River" (Animal World, 2003)

Frog Eyes, from British Columbia, Canada, are now four albums in to an eccentric catalogue of material. The Golden River was their second full length release and for me, is marginally more impressive than other records though The Folded Palm (2004), and Tales of the Valedictorian (2007) were both contenders for this list. Listening to Frog Eyes is like having a conversation with a manic dwarf-like creature at an underworld carnival, who is attempting to describe the surreal dystopian parallel world in which they inhabit. The definitation of the word alternative.

Highlights: eyes - one in six children will flee in boats eyes - masticated outboard motors eyes - world's greatest concertos

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