Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Scribble Mural Comic Journal

A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Scribble Mural Comic Journal
(02.2007, Notenuf Records)

So I have a million hokey comparative illustrations for this one so bare with me. A Sunny Day In Glasgow is the eventual teaming of Ben Daniels and his identical twin sisters Robin and Lauren. On their debut, Scribble Mural Comic Journal, the group has resurrected My Bloody Valentine's atmospherics into a ghostly, yet upbeat indie pop gem. This record really should be receiving a lot more attention. ASDIG is playing in the same ballpark of hype-hogs Deerhunter, but just without the punky, jagged edges (and bizarre stage presence). Scribble Mural Comic Journal contains is absorbing haze of carefree ambient pop songs that the band seems to have sent swimming in Christian Fennesz’s washing machine. The songs have incredible roaming room, wandering like phantoms underneath the shear weight of beautiful sound. It is as the songs peak through that you begin to realize just how stunning these deeply buried songs are. The album isn’t completely rooted in yesteryear apparitions, employing a healthy dose of upbeat electronics, I notices hints of Prefuse 73-like synths more than once. I really feel pretty bad about this review. If there is one thing that I want to resolve right here it is that ASDIG are far more than an accumulation of its influences and one of the most pleasant surprises of 2007 thus far.

-Mr. Thistle

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