Album Name: Her Accent was Excellent
Artist: Hundred Hands
Year/Label: 2009 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I’ve learned to expect good things from Graveface records. I’ve previously reviewed two CDs by Dreamend, one from a band called Spires That in the Sunset Rise (CD same name) and Transistor by Monster Movie.
Luckily, this is no exception. Here we have another gorgeous recording. Though this one focuses more on vocals than the recently reviewed Dreamend CD the songwriting and musicianship are stellar on this as well.
While these songs sound fantastic just coming out of my computer speakers, this is definitely a headphone CD.
Vocalists Aaron Pillar and Peter Buxton have lovely soft voices that blend very nicely together.
I’d have to offer that track 8 probably has the best song title I’ve heard in awhile. It’s also a great song, maybe the best on the CD. It’s got a more districting melody than some of the others and therefore is a stand out to me (even without the great title).
Though Hundred Hands’ style is more electronica, I’d say that fans of Radiohead, Coldplay, Tresspassers William and other atmospheric dreamy pop need to check out Hundred Hands. You won’t be disappointed.
Note: Apparently there was some (understatement) difficulty getting the Hundred Hands CDs packing correct. I didn’t notice anything on mine. [Here’s the story]
Originally posted on September 16, 2005
1. Waiting in Denver 4:05AM
2. Misinformation Rules
3. How Many Licks to the Center
4. Afflicted by Affection
5. She Disappears
6. A Downtown Scene
7. On Fire with a Dolphin
8. Dude, You’re Drunk
9. Don’t Fall Asleep
10. Give Up. Yeah