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Tue, 01 Mar 2005

Husky Rescue, Country Falls

LP, Catskills Records

It opens, appropriately given the title, with some lap guitar
and a country feel ... and singing a little reminiscent of
Astrid Gilberto. Ah well, we're in Husky Rescue land where
soft strands are woven together to create a tapestry of 
changing colour and mood.

The art of Kustaa Saksi on the CD gives us one view of what's
going on here -- the cover is an update of the sort of idyllic
landscape that appeared in Hippie art on covers such as the
Allman Brothers' Eat a Peach. It's an update in that the edges
are harder -- screen print not airbrush, and fine patterns
suggest urban complexity more than the Hippie ideal of catching
a donkey to the hills.

In other tracks on the CD there are round-edged grooves along
with soundscapey swirls and bassline-driven melodies. It is
pretty excellent stuff. Rebecca would like this.

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