Monday, January 2, 2012
Rolling Stone names Arborea's Red Planet 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011'
Arborea's 2011 release 'Red Planet' has made a few notable 'Year End' lists. Among them Rolling Stone 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011', Portland Phoenix 'Top 10' Albums of 2011, Textura's 'Top 20' (No. 3) Albums of 2011, Wild Hunt/ADSOP 'Top 10 Albums of 2011. Amoeba Blog's 'Top 50 Albums of 2011', XPN Host Gene Shay's 'Year End Host Picks', Uncut Editor John Mulvey's 'Top 100' Albums of 2011, Small Town Romance. The album also made Editors Top Pick in the December 2011 issue of Guitar Player Magazine, KEXP 'Song of the Day' in August, and 'Top Vinyl Pick' in the September 2011 issue of Mojo Magazine. Thanks 'So Much' to Everyone who took the time to listen to the album, write about it, and share it with the World!!
To Purchase 'Red Planet' go to iTunes or directly to Strange Attractors Audio House
To purchase in the UK go here iTunes UK
This husband-and-wife duo plays a trance-folk that, at every turn in the slipstream, seems to hail from another country: the murder ballads of Appalachia; the plucked-string stasis and Om drone of New York minimalism; the iridescent-Middle East imagination of the Incredible String Band. Singer Shanti and guitarist Buck Curran take Tim Buckley's "Phantasmagoria in Two" at a compelling near-standstill pace; their own "Wolves" is a long circular hush streaked with crying fuzz. Another primary instrument here: the soft oceans of reverb that cushion every minute of this stark and tender balladry.
~David Fricke/Rolling Stone 23 December 2011