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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Subdued, Seductive Surf & Psych

Posted by on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

photo by Sada Ranis
  • photo by Sada Ranis
(Royal Room) At first blush, Diminished Men at the Royal Room would seem like something of an anachronism. That is, until you consider the venue's already-venerable pedigree of sophisticated talent—it's by no means just a jazz club. Diminished Men's subdued works of big-hall (in an effects sense) guitar twang should swirl that room with a supernatural presence. This stuff blends surf, psych, and a whole lot of less-identifiable influences into a seductive bleakness that's almost visual in its ability to provoke mood. Something something, an Ennio Morricone reference.

 

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Grant Brissey, Emeritus 2
Thumbs up, @1.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on November 20, 2012 at 4:18 PM · Report this
Estey 1
Thanks for the tip! I love the end of this. I once wanted to write an article about a group that started referencing other bands, and then spent several paragraphs just listing band names in bold, to the end of the page.
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