Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

The Envelope Manufacturer is a light parable on the ravages of neoliberal capitalism. 11 Feb 2016 // 8:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

8 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

Dark Water (2005)

The more anxious Dahlia becomes, the more the dark, soppy, unruly apartment resembles her state of mind.

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	Various Artists: The Best Mashups in the World Ever Are From San Francisco

In the here-and-now, there are few things quite as enjoyable as a good mash-up.

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	Superaquello: Bien Gorgeous

I just want to be the first to say it: this record is a psychedelic masterpiece.

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	Sinead O’Connor: Collaborations

In every case on Collaborations, you're reminded of two things that should actually be very hard to forget: O'Connor's voice is gorgeous, and she rarely competes with the song.

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	Need New Body: Where’s Black Ben?

Need New Body continue to laugh at out loud while keeping the joke to themselves on their scattershot third album.

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7 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Miss Kittin: Mixing Me

Miss Kittin is one of the very best and most imaginative DJs working today, but as enjoyable as Mixing Me is, it is still something of a gimmick.

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	Chris Hillman: The Other Side

Longtime Gram Parsons friend, Burrito Brother, Byrd, and Desert Rose man breathes new life into some of his quality back catalogue.

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	Fruit Bats: Spelled in Bones

Dropping in the dead-heat of summer, the Fruit Bats' latest is the sweetest lemonade.

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	Jill Cohn: Seven Year Surrender

The kind of album that can make even the most hardened cynic think twice before issuing judgment.

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7 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Afu-Ra: State of the Arts

Former Jeru the Damaja protégé sheathes lyrical swords, gets jiggy.

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//Mixed media

Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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