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Saturday, December 2, 2017 Permalink

Paralyzed by Hope

  

Reviews by Lucila Morales, Hey, Listen! intern


Fever Ray - Plunge

It’s been 8 years since Fever Ray’s debut. With the release of
Plunge, Karin Dreijer turns out a seamless and natural follow-up. The experimental instrumentation returns in full force accompanying Dreijer’s distinct pitch-shift vocals. Her sparse drum beat patterns and jarring synths sound ageless and idiosyncratic. This is the sound Dreijer previously established during her time in The Knife. Lyrically, there is a clear shift in tone. The album invites you to to indulge in intense themes. Dreijer isn’t shy about sharing her thoughts on sexuality, politics and identity. The listener is given less room for interpretation than Fever Ray’s previous record. You’re fully immersed in her blunt and captivating soundscape.  

Favorite Tracks:
"Falling," "IDK About You." "To The Moon And Back," "Red Trails"
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John Maus - Screen Memories


Start to finish, we’re bombarded with shimmery, home brewed synths. They instantly transport us to scenes of abandoned buildings where groups of young goths dance menacingly.  John Maus has a comforting and startling at times baritone voice. He chimes in only sporadically and when he does it’s with dense, philosophically-tinged lyrics. They sound like he’s warning us about some ambiguous end...and then we hear “Pets” and we’re let in on the joke. He pulls it off without being forceful or kitche. For me, the most impressive part of Screen Memories is how cohesive every track is, making for a finely tuned and foreboding collection of synth-wave.

Favorite Tracks:
"Teenage Witch," "Touchdown," "Find Out," "Pets"


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Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Break 01: Everyone Says They Have a "Great Show"...BUT! from Hey, Listen! - Episode 065: Paralyzed by Hope
8:00 p.m.
Dana Bouy: Whatever BUY from Ice Glitter Gold
8:04 p.m.
Jessica Lea Mayfield: Sorry Is Gone BUY from Sorry Is Gone
8:07 p.m.
Wajatta: Runnin' BUY from Runnin'
8:13 p.m.
Quicksand: Warm and Low BUY from Interiors
8:17 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Break 02: Sean Bianco's Love Lounge from Hey, Listen! - Episode 065: Paralyzed by Hope
8:18 p.m.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Rumors BUY from Soul of a Woman
8:21 p.m.
R.E.M.: Photograph (with Natalie Merchant) BUY from Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
8:24 p.m.
Florist: Blue Mountain Road BUY from If Blue Could Be Happiness
8:28 p.m.
Fever Ray: IDK About You BUY from Plunge
8:32 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Break 03: Readin' About Ray from Hey, Listen! - Episode 065: Paralyzed by Hope
8:33 p.m.
John Maus: Walls of Silence BUY from Screen Memories
8:35 p.m.
Anna Burch: 2 Cool 2 Care from Quit the Curse
8:39 p.m.
PRVLGS: Just One More Thing from Common Language
8:44 p.m.
Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts: Pretty Prizes (feat. Karen O.) BUY from MILANO
8:47 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Break 04: Here Comes Hari from Hey, Listen! - Episode 065: Paralyzed by Hope
8:48 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Hari Kondabolu: Roadrunner from The Guest List from Hey, Listen!
8:59 p.m.
St. Vincent: Fear The Future BUY from Masseduction
9:00 p.m.
9:02 p.m.
Julien Baker: Shadowboxing BUY from Turn Out The Lights
9:05 p.m.
Modest Mouse: Perpetual Motion Machine BUY from No One's First, and You're Next
9:09 p.m.
Wilco: Box Full Of Letters BUY from A.M.
9:12 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Break 05: Wake Up, Zombies! from Hey, Listen! - Episode 065: Paralyzed by Hope
9:13 p.m.
The Zombies: A Rose for Emily BUY from Odessey And Oracle: 50th Anniversary Edition
9:15 p.m.
Don Bryant: It Was Jealousy BUY from Don't Give Up On Love
9:19 p.m.
HOLY: Night on Earth BUY from All These Worlds Are Yours
9:24 p.m.
Flat Worms: Accelerated BUY from Flat Worms
9:28 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Break 06: Well, He Isn't the Latter... from Hey, Listen! - Episode 065: Paralyzed by Hope
9:28 p.m.
Meat Wave: Run You Out BUY from The Incessant
9:30 p.m.
Tig Notaro: Baby Shower BUY from Good One
9:32 p.m.
Mike Doughty: Na Na Nothing BUY from Yes & Also Yes
9:36 p.m.
Langhorne Slim & The Law: Someday BUY from The Way We Move
9:38 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Break 07: The Alternate Adventure Time! Edition from Hey, Listen! - Episode 065: Paralyzed by Hope
9:38 p.m.
Lake: Roger Miller BUY from Giving & Receiving
9:42 p.m.
Jamila Woods: BLK Girl Soldier BUY from HEAVN
9:46 p.m.
Mux Mool: Baba BUY from Planet High School
9:51 p.m.
Custodian of Records: Korean BBQ from She Hate Me
9:52 p.m.
Madvillain: Meat Grinder BUY from Madvillainy
9:54 p.m.
Nick Brunner: Break 08: I'm Sure DOOM's People Will Be Calling Any Minute from Hey, Listen! - Episode 065: Paralyzed by Hope
9:54 p.m.
The Tragically Hip: Now for Plan A BUY from Now For Plan A

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