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Released only six months after the band's debut, Googler finds Parlour progressing from warm, Krautrock-inspired grooves to more thunderous riffs and rhythms. The spiraling "Jololinine" falls somewhere between Godspeed You Black Emperor! and Windy & Carl. "Distractor" is uncharacteristically dark for Parlour — a welcome, new, sprawling take on spy movie surf rock. "Regulkfro Reel" is metallic and propulsive (and then moaning and ambient like Sigur Rós' Von) and sounds like humans reproducing the noises of machines. This makes an interesting point — that Parlour's jazzy, pulsing sound is hardly post-rock. Instead it sounds like post-electronica, an organic take on the structures and feelings of electronic music that might just be the next prog rock.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Parlour grew out of the Kentucky art/post-rock scene that produced such talents as Slint, Papa M, the Kilowatthours, and My Morning Jacket. The group layers gentle guitar chords, warm synthesizers, and down-tempo beats with Krautrock influences for multi-textured grooves that would make perfect company for Tortoise. Parlour was formed in 1999 in Louisville, KY, by Tim Furnish. In the late '80s and early '90s, Furnish helped build the Kentucky post-rock scene characterized by Slint with his art...
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  • $5.94
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Nov 05, 2002

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