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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

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

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