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The Cricket Queen - voice(s), pipe organ
Produced by Shadowfigure
thanks - North County Drum and Percussion, the cricket queen (14Xs), the valley of discovery, 3Gs, Phil and Ronnie Spector, the lebanese/phillipino b-band, middle aged white males everywhere, esp. Edward Kornhauser & Stan Getz, Airto & Flora (moondreams), the Mt. Carmel diaspora, Kyle Turk, B stands for broken bottles, elliott + his sister + his mother, all the shadows.
San Diego Citybeat Great Demo Review/Scott McDonald
The band asked all reviews to come in haiku, so here goes:
You're actually good
This Middle Ground (Castor & Pollux Music) - Peter Holslin/San Diego Citybeat
You’d be hard-pressed to come up with a band name that’s more opaque than Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed. Frustrating by design, it’s a combination of letters and words that were chosen simply because they “seemed to make sense together,” main member Nathan Hubbard explains.
This Middle Ground, available at translationhasfailed.bandcamp.com, is composed of eight parts that are evenly divided into two extended tracks, the 20-minute “Side A” and 19-and-a-half minute “Side B.” It’s a necessary move, because this is the kind of record you need to listen to in one sitting. In the vein of jazz maniac John Zorn and experimental überman Mike Patton, the group deftly crosses Brazilian exotica, heady electronic music and cathedral-sized doom-metal to create a cohesive whole out of radically disparate elements.