Album Review: Okkervil River - 'I Am Very Far'
Porous to pop influence and mixing things up with their own strange markings
A shining highlight is [b]‘Piratess’[/b], which sounds like Scott Walker fronting [b]‘This Is Hardcore’[/b]-era [a]Pulp[/a], complete with ‘solo’ played on the fast-forward and rewind buttons of a cassette player. Talking of the Walker Brother, his ‘unique’ techniques surely have an influence on the use of a flying filing cabinet crash as percussion on [b]‘White Shadow Waltz’[/b].
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