Cory translated the Russian blog that linked to The Silent Woods:
Style: [indi]-[folk], acoustic [indi]- fate. Extremely unoriginal [indi]- fate and [indi]-[folk] under the acoustic guitar with inconsistent high man (sometimes [duetnym]) [vokalom]. It is recorded in the bedroom in Cory, is on top somewhere superimposed synthesizer and all this only is processed on the computer (obviously it is, as a minimum, passed through [garmonayzer]). This simple and unassuming domestic record, is not more. Minus is mark for the [sintezatornuyu] inaccuracy. 3/5
They seem pretty bummed about it, but still gave the record 3 of 5 stars!
I wonder if the “high man” is the harmony-singer (me) or the higher-pitched notes-singer (Cory). Because the “inconsistency” could be my f’d up harmonies or Cory’s live vocals. I wonder what “garmonayzer” is.
Cory and I continue to be super-happy about the album.
5*C plays tomorrow night at RecordBar with Flee the Seen and Kill Hannah, which is pretty cool. It’s early/all-ages; we play at 5 PM sharp, and the show will be over by 8:30. Still light out then.
I’ve been expirimenting with new accessories for my stage look, including the “casual ascot,” the “bandit tie,” the “theater scarf,” and the “faux-scot.” High hopes.
I read www.pitchforkmedia.com every day, but listening to the Forkcast this morning for a couple hours I am dismayed at the blandness of the playlist’s eclecticism. Paradox? It all seems to indie-predictable, including the pop-dance stuff and the Lil Wayne fetish. I’d like to hear more metal, more lo-fi, more pop *songs,* and more roots/folk/world stuff. New songs from Okkervil River and Au were really good. LCD Soundsystem is always solid.