|“||The second full-length from Nine Inch Nails survivor Chris Vrenna under his tweaker alias finds him exploring the dark alleys between sleep and reason; his sole instruction for his impressive list of guests--including David Sylvian, the Cure's Robert Smith, and ex-Smiths guitar whiz Johnny Marr--was they draw inspiration from topics pertaining to nightmares and dreams, insomnia, and slumber. Not surprisingly, the results often unfurl according to a hard-to-decipher yet gripping dream logic, as on "Ruby", where crackling ambience and the weathered voice of Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) are interrupted by unexpected explosions of buzzsaw guitar. Between vocal cuts, Vrenna and studio partner Clint Walsh (Jack Off Jill) craft moody instrumentals more organic in character than on tweaker's 2001 debut; Sleepwalking Away even features creepy glockenspiel. Custom made for late-nights, right down to a menacing Tones on Tail cover ("Movement of Fear"), this disc is definitely no snooze. Amazon.com||”|
Perhaps realizing that Down on the Farm wasn't the proper swan song for Little Feat, the group persuaded Warner Brothers to release a compilation of rarities and overlooked tracks as a swan song and farewell to fans. Filled with live performances, obscurities, album tracks, and a new song apiece from Bill Payne and Paul Barrere, Hoy Hoy is a bit scattered, a bit incoherent, a little bewildering, and wholly delightful – a perfect summation of a group filled with quirks, character, and funk, traits which were as much a blessing as they were a curse. Hoy Hoy is one of those rare albums that may be designed for diehards – who else really needs radio performances, early recordings from before the band was signed, and outtakes, especially if they're surrounded by early album tracks? – but still is a great introduction for novices. That doesn't mean it's as good as such masterpieces as Sailin' Shoes, Dixie Chicken, or Waiting for Columbus, but it does capture the group's careening, freewheeling spirit, humor, and musical versatility, arguably better than any single album.
Here is a band who show that America can still match Europe in progressive rock. A neo-progressive rock in a British way but played by an American band which includes six musicians. The music is for the most part high quality and contains crystal clear guitar breaks with the occasional acoustic guitar taking over. The keys and piano are a pleasure to hear. Admittedly these muso's are good with dual keyboards, good sax interludes and tidy arrangements. Yet another band in the Neo-Prog mould which have been influenced by Marillion.
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