Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Dust From 1000 Years - Buzzard

Dust From 1000 Years
(2007, So Hard Young Boy)
Verdict = Grood (good and great)

I don't know how I forgot about Dust From 1000 Years, and to be honest, I don’t know how I randomly remembered to see what they were up to. It was kind of out of nowhere, I was like "I wonder if Dust From 1000 Years has released anything in 2007," and lo and behold they had! I first found out about them from Cokemachineglow's review of their first self titled album. After listening to the MP3’s they hosted I was smitten. The band plays no-fi folk of the darkish, fractured variety. Really, the album was one the most endearing gems of its year. Now on their third full length, the band has marginally improved their production values without squandering the charm of their previous bedroom recordings. The music seems to be following a natural progression on Buzzard, further confirming that their first record wasn’t simply a fluke. The band still sells all their albums primarily through their Myspace page, and they arrive as CDr's in slim plastic sleeves with color copied covers. It is a physical testament to the bands DIY approach. Cheap packaging aside, Buzzard and its predecessors are worth every one of the five-hundred postage paid pennies that stand to purchase them by providing top tier songwriting with a tender dash of lo-fi magic.

-Mr. Thistle

Dust From 1000 Years on Myspace

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