Thursday, October 23 2014
This collection of the Chicago psych rock band's previously released non-album tracks adds up to more than the usual rarities compilation.
Sunday, August 11 2013
A brilliant synthesis of colorful timbres, complex ideas, and catchy hooks. A gem in the genre.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
Working in a genre of one poses all sorts of risks for musicians; for now, at least, Lilacs & Champagne continues to impress in a way few of its peers are able to. Their sophomore outing, Danish & Blue, modifies the mood-heavy psychedelic sonic of their debut, with the tasteful addition of piano samples throughout.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
A musical kaleidoscope of lysergic leisure! Perhaps they should have printed the inserts on blotter paper.
Thursday, November 29 2012
An experimental blend of genres that is more admirable for its bold vision and diversity than for its quality and approachability.
Thursday, November 17 2011
Fantastic foreign psych-rock that pays homage to pre-war Cambodian innovators.
Wednesday, November 16 2011
A blanket of awesome.
Thursday, November 3 2011
Overindulgence is the key word here, with lots of overwrought harmonizing and melodies torn from old records that rightfully should have been forgotten.
Thursday, October 20 2011
Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.
Tuesday, July 26 2011
While Bachelorette is not perfect, it does make a case for an artist who is not afraid to go against the norms of popular recorded music and craft intricately woven sound-songs that can captivate and delight an audience accustomed to going beyond conventions.