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Head Like a Kite

Dreams Suspend Night

(Head Like a Kite; US: 9 Nov 2010; UK: Import)

With a name like Head Like a Kite, you would assume a band would either be really buggy or really twee. In the case of this quixotic outfit, the brain child of genre-hopping DJ Dave Einmo, you get a little bit of both. Mastered by Dave Cooley, who has worked with Madlib, Danger Mouse, Prefuse 73 and the Polyphonic Spree to name but a few, the band’s third album is a glitchy, choppy and undeniably catchy 12-song set that brings the sunshine to the clouds of krautrock rhythm and a lightning bolt of whimsical harmony to the abstract hip-hop landscape. Helping Einmo along the way is an impressive array of guests, including Boom Bip, Her Space Holiday and members of Smoosh, the Long Winters and the Saturday Knights, all of whom successfully make Dreams Suspend Night a most enjoyable and unique listening experience.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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