Deerhunter’s fourth studio album has been met with the kind of universal critical acclaim that most indie bands can only dream of,
At a mere £3, and serving as an introduction to 23 bands, it seems almost ungrateful to say anything bad about Premeditation Records’ third label sampler. However, this compilation suffers from a fairly major flaw – a lot of the bands sound awfully similar.
“Epic lo-fi”. That’s the phrase used by Meursault frontman Neil Pennycook to describe their second LP, and while it might look like something you’d see on a Hipster’s scrabble board, it’s an apt description of this 11-track album.
Musical experimentation is a dangerous game – do it right, and you’re a new Mozart; get it wrong and you’re the one holding a bassoon in a two-guitar garage band.