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Woolfy Vs. Projections

The Astral Projections of Starlight

(Permanent Vacation; US: 27 Jan 2009; UK: 20 Oct 2008)

There’s nothing very bad about Woolfy Vs. Projections’s The Astral Projections of Starlight, but there isn’t anything very good about it, either. This is smooth, down-tempo electronica, music for people who for personal or (more likely) pharmacological reasons don’t particularly care about what they’re listening to. Sure, the album is impeccably assembled, and I’ll admit to liking some of the flourishes—the flamenco guitar that floats through “Writing on the Walls”, the low strings of “Darkest Hour”—but for all the musical competency on display here, there’s remarkably little heart.

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Kyle Deas grew up in Healdsburg, California, but he now lives in New York City. He was recently a bit dismayed to find himself a college graduate, and plans to go get a postgraduate degree just as soon as he figures out what he wants to do with his life. He has been writing for PopMatters since 2008, and blogs as often as he can remember to.


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