First for music news
This Week's Issue
You’re logged in

Sore Eros & Kurt Vile - 'Jamaica Plain'

There comes a point in every stoned musician’s longest bong session when the idea of releasing an ambient folk EP sounds like a good idea

Sore Eros & Kurt Vile - 'Jamaica Plain'

Album Info

  • Release Date: November 4, 2013
  • Label: Care In The Community
4 / 10 There comes a point in every stoned musician’s longest bong session when the idea of releasing an ambient folk EP full of birdsong, drones and repetitive tone-poems that were recorded 10 years ago sounds like a good idea. If anyone could pull this off it’s Kurt Vile, who created this three-track EP of largely instrumental soundscapes alongside Robert Robinson of Connecticut’s Sore Eros in the early 2000s. But ‘Jamaica Plain’ is inessential stuff. The title track is the sound of an acoustic guitar setting off from Honolulu on a solo drift across the Pacific, ‘Serum’ a lethargic Spiritualized interlude set to crooked synths and chugs, and ‘Calling Out Of Work’ the sound of Vile tuning up in an ambient aviary. Pointless.

Mark Beaumont Buy Sore Eros & Kurt Vile - 'Jamaica Plain' at iTunes

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Buy Sore Eros & Kurt Vile - 'Jamaica Plain' on Ebay
  1. SORE EROS/KURT VILE - Jamaica Plain - 10"

    £11.25
More Videos
More Kurt Vile
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Buy On Itunes
 
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read Reviews
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today