Posts tagged INVISIBLE ORANGES
The mighty Invisible Oranges posted a Pinkish Black feature on June 13. We just now caught it. Check it out and pass it along!
“Like watching a brilliant sunset inside a snow globe. This is a fascinating elaboration of its creators’ CVs…7/10” - DECIBEL
“Putting my finger on Crooked Necks is a difficult proposition now even after listening to Alright Is Exactly What It Isn’t a bunch of times and that is fine by me because not everything needs an explanation; so stop your complaining and questioning, pop the album on your turntable, sit back and enjoy the album for what it is, excellent.” 8/10 – SCENE POINT BLANK
“An outrageously beautiful but quietly threatening twisted dream of shoegazing ambiance, it’s deeply enveloping and truly original.” – #50 on Top 100 Albums of 2011, One Winter Only
“It’s atmospheric, post-apocalyptic post-rock coupled with shoegaze mastery is unparalleled and unmatched. If you’re not loving this album, you should be. Immediately.” –#3 Album of 2011, American Aftermath
“Odd, ambient, atmospheric, there is something slightly disconcerting about this one. it’s certainly haunting but there’s always the impression that, just out of focus, something dark is lurking just below the surface.” –#7 Album of 2011, Cack Blabbath
“…emotionally evocative in a way that few albums have been this year.” –Invisible Oranges
“CROOKED NECKS did such a great job at creating their own world, where their musical imagination rules its’ own sonic kingdom. I actually feel really happy & honored to have a chance to write about such a killer piece of audio history.” –#9 Album of 2011, Cvlt Nation
“Had Mark Kozelek discovered black metal in Red House Painters’ heyday, the outcome may have been a lot like Crooked Necks. That ghost from the car crash never found peace.” –Crustcake
“Crooked Necks create a dynamic sound mixing anxious post-punk, foreboding metal, and frozen 80s goth and new wave.” –Foxy Digitalis
“A glimmering light in the “post-black metal” genre, in which I don’t think Crooked Necks should even exist, Alright Is Exactly What It Isn’t is one of those near-perfect, introspective albums which will never get old, or leave my record player, for that matter.” – The Inarguable
One of the strongest sites on the net, Invisible Oranges has posted a feature/interview with Crooked Necks. Read about the band and stream music.
Another one of our favorite sites on the interweb, INVISIBLE ORANGES, has posted a label spotlight on Handmade Birds, complete with a sampler of some of our artists. Check it! AND DON’T FORGET TO READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM FOR A CHANCE TO SCORE THE KEY BOXSET AND OTHER VINYL FROM HMB!