Floodlight Collective CD (2009)

Artist: Lotus Plaza

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Product Overview


Label Krany Records/revolver
SKU 210614372
UPC 796441812929
UPC 14 00796441812929
Format CD
Release Date 3/24/2009
Author Lotus Plaza
Technical Info
Producer Brian Foote; Brian Foote
CatalogID KRANK 129
Lable Name Kranky
Released 04/06/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 52s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00796441812929
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Brian Foote.
In 2008, Deerhunter fans were presented nearly an embarrassment of riches with the release of the group's third album, MICROCASTLE, its pre release "leaked" companion disc, WEIRD ERA CONT., and front man Bradford Cox's solo project debut as Atlas Sound (LET THE BLIND LEAD THOSE WHO CAN SEE BUT CANNOT FEEL). With a good deal of Deerhunter-related material appearing on the band's web blog in 2008, anticipation surrounding the release of THE FLOODLIGHT COLLECTIVE, the full-length debut of Lotus Plaza (guitarist and co-songwriter Lockett Pundt's solo project), came as little surprise.
While the album doesn't stray far from the gauzy, ambient dream pop of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, it comes across as a far more focused affair than either of those group's efforts. Rooted in Pundt's adoration of the wall-of-sound vocal harmonies of `50s Brill Building songwriters and the hypnotic, reverb-drenched haze of shoegazers like the Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, the songs are full of shimmering and opalescent melodies that teeter on the edge of something inchoate and chaotic. From the chiming, layered melodies of "Whiteout," which gently accumulate into a blizzard of white noise wash out, to the cresting surf-rock dissonance of "Sunday Night," with its circling microtones and billowing waves of guitar distortion, Lotus Plaza create blissful pop ambience that celebrates the beauty of sound unhinged.
Professional Reviews
Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he album submerges plaintive vocals in layer after reverb-washed cloud layer of ethereal guitar atmospherics..."
Disc 1
1 Red Oak Way
2 Quicksand
3 These Years
4 Different Mirrors
5 Whiteout
6 What Grows?
7 Sunday Night
8 Antoine
9 Floodlight Collective, The
10 Threaded Needle, A
Product Attributes
Artist Lotus Plaza
Music Format Compact Disc
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