Soda Pop Rock

Wigwam Soda Pop Rock(Peace Corps)

Soda Pop Rock


Soda Pop Rock (Peace Corps)

A somewhat misleading title, this, considering the gradual fade-in, the backwards loops, the gently sloshing beats and the tender guitar that inhabit this record's grooves. There is nothing of the soda fountain here, nothing S Club 7 might recognise as pop. It's post-rock, just about, but far more winsome than such a hoary tag would suggest.

But this obscure (limited-edition, three-track, one-sided 12" vinyl, dontcha know) gem is all the richer for the shadowy Bristolians' sly way with titles. Words are unreliable, they seem to be saying. Now sounds , like animals, they can't lie. And if the analogue-scapes of 'Soda Pop Rock' don't win you over, the charmingly desolate Jim O'Rourke folk of 'Meet Me On Hallowe'en' will.

Keith Cameron

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