Wednesday, November 04, 2009

atlas sound: rough trade ep

I am not going to spend too much time on Atlas Sound’s Logos aside that it is yet another brilliantly gorgeous record! It feels somewhat different from Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel while sounding more like a Deerhunter’s Weird Era Cont. and Rainwater Cassette Exchange. Regardless, it is incredible!

For those who didn’t pre-order Logos from Rough Trade because you a) bought/pre-ordered the album elsewhere already; b) didn’t want to pay a ridiculous amount for an import/overseas shipping; or c) bought it from your local-independent record store; have sadly missed out on the free Rough Trade EP. Luckily, there is the world wide web and honestly, you can find pretty much anything by doing a simple Google search! Yes, I am definitely encouraging those who have already bought Logos elsewhere to search for the EP as it features six fantastic tracks; in fact, they are some of Bradford Cox’s finest work! The EP begins with "Ruben (Traditional)", a cover of a traditional song with simple and catchy guitar melodies. It is then follow by "Criminals (Electronic)" and "Kid Klimax (Acoustic)"—alternate versions of songs from Logos. I think "Kid Klimax (Acoustic)" marks the first time that I heard Bradford incorporate the harmonica in a song and I absolutely love it! "Reminder" comes after, it is a brand new song and probably my favourite on the EP! Next is "I Know I Will Escape", which was originally featured in the infamous unmastered leaked version of Logos. Bradford uses the harmonica in this song and again, it sounds wonderful! The EP ends with "Nightwork", a very soothing ambient instrumental track. The Rough Trade EP is truly amazing and it is WAY too bad it is only available if you get Logos from Rough Trade. It is damn shitty as this was what happened with The Spinster EP by Patrick Wolf—it was only available if you bought The Bachelor from Rough Trade; but eventually, Patrick offered it as a free digital download. Hopefully, Bradford will release it later as a separate purchase or do what Patrick did and release it as a free digital download so more people can enjoy this wonderful EP!

Kid Klimax (Acoustic) [wicked-cool song]
Reminder [wicked-cool song]

visit Atlas Sound's MySpace here
buy Logos + Rough Trade EP here

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