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tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L
Released: 18/04/2011 4ADMerrill Garbus's multi-faceted debut album was recorded on a dictaphone in her bedroom. Those fearing this studio recorded second would loose all sense of the first’s integrity can rest assured; w h o k i l l is filled with humour and Garbus’s trademark madness. Each track offers impressively dissimilar concoctions of sounds and loops. For more information visit: http://www.4ad.com/tune-yards/ Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004LPNB74/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cul…
BBC“An album that's best aired on headphones, at critical volume...” It's like we'd imagine music made by a dangerously bright child, perfectly in touch with its razor-sharp instincts. Or it's a car-crash in the midst of a tropical rain forest...
Guardian“Tart, bright, forthright...” Best of all is the gorgeous doo-wop of Doorstep, Garbus's voice dreamy over a raw clatter of drumsticks, her attack on police violence all the more excoriating for being delivered with such soft restraint...
The Observer“Euphoric, brilliant and bonkers...” What the debut had in pennies, the follow-up has in pounds (or dollars – Garbus lives in Oakland, California). This is music for heatwaves and sunstrokes...
Drowned In Sound“As long players go, 2011 won't get much better than this...” With whokill, Merrill Garbus has somehow managed to encompass more ideas into just over 40 minutes than most artists manage in a lifetime...
MusicOMH“An album that it's impossible to ever imagine tiring of...” As soon as the closing beats of the superb Killa come to a halt, you just want to start it all over again. In a year that's already been rather special for great albums, Merrill Garbus may well have produced the finest record of the year...
Pitchfork“Even at her softest, Garbus sounds assertive and forthright...” This unguarded, individualistic expression encourages strong identification in listeners, so don't be surprised if this record earns Garbus a very earnest and intense cult following...
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