Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Record Review: Pontiak

[2009, Thrill Jockey]

Full review Here. Despite being recorded in the confines of a 12x12’ home studio by three brothers, Pontiak’s Maker avoids sounding overly jammy or excessive. And this is no small feat, particularly in the absence of a supervising producer. Even on the title track, the album’s 14-minute centerpiece, the siblings tastefully monitor both how long they allow each idea to gestate until it is realized and when to progress to a fresh one before driving old ideas into the ground through unrelenting repetition... continue reading

Side note: If you're in Tallahassee, go check out Pontiak at the Engine Room tonight!

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