Avey Tare & Kria Brekkan : Pullhair Rubeye

<a href="Reviews/Album_Reviews/Avey_Tare_%26_Kria_Brekkan_%3A__Pullhair_Rubeye/"><img src="http://www.qromag.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/aveytarekriabrekkan.jpg" alt=" " /></a> It's probably a good thing that Dave Portner and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir used pseudonyms to release their album, <i>Pullhair Rubeye</i>.  While under normal...
2.1 Paw Tracks
2007 

 It’s probably a good thing that Dave Portner and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir used pseudonyms to release their album, Pullhair Rubeye.  While under normal circumstances, the album would be a nice accomplishment under their real names, everything has been turned upside-down.  That is, they’ve reversed every track on the album.   As such, Pullhair Rubeye is tragically dull and a sham of a creative stance, so it’s a good thing they didn’t release it under their real names.

It’s hardly worth mentioning individual tracks on the album, since they don’t resemble the wispy, lo-fi coziness of their forward-played brethren.  The songs were delicate to begin, and the drastic manuever of reversing them simply turned them into mush.  The married couple got the idea of flipping the script after watching the David Lynch flick, Inland Empire, and proceeded to essentially ruin their work.  

To release their album in backwards form is a shame and downright artistic blunder.  In ways to make a point or set themselves apart, they chose poorly.  Backwards music is one of the industry’s most laughable gimmicks.  Can you hear Satan’s voice on this record?  No, because the original format is probably too mellow for him anyway.  There’s nothing going on here.

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