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Artist: HURRAY
Title: I Am My Own Worst Enemy
Format: LP
Label: Modern Claire
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"I Am My Own Worst Enemy is Brooklyn band Hurrays third LP following Dreams Not Soft Illusion (Fusetron) and Treasure Chest (Galleria Paolo Bonzano.) This one divides two kinds of music across its two sides of vinyl. Side one exhibits the band patiently spending time with their instruments, playing them a bit, or not. The result is a field of fragile rhythms and unidentified sounds, suggestions and tests. Density, volume and pace escalate and dissappear to tell the musics story. Side two begins with a concise variation on where side one left off, with the addition of a loop and a submerged metal vocal. IAMOWE continues however, with a series of considerations of pop-song structure. Melodic hesitation in the first few of these improvisations gives way to something like confidence as the band learns to play standing up. Hurray is Richard Aldrich, Josh Brand, Peter Mandradjieff and Zak Prekop." - Modern Claire. "Hurrays music accumulates power through carefully timed restraint." (The Wire, reviewing Dreams Not Soft Illusion) "Hurray [is] an ensemble devoted to various terminal branches of sonic architecture. . .what [Treasure Chest] actually sounds like is a few guys up in a treehouse, throwing sticks and stones at some guys with guitars who are trying to climb their special ladder." (Bull Tongue in Arthur Magazine).

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