Stars Like Fleas - "Sun Lights Down on the Fence", Praemedia
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With certain records, it's impossible not to believe in the magic of new music, and the possibility of music to take you for a new adventure. Brooklyn-based ensemble Stars Like Fleas return to that magic land; the land where everything is possible. This is the land where genres flawlessly flow in and out of each other. Mundane folk music intermingles with ease alongside improvised noises, laptop experiments and electro-acoustic sounds. This is the music for the 23rd century. No, I wasn't dreaming when I wrote this. In reality, I can't remember the last time when intertwining of styles had excited me more. With titles such as "I've pumped your stomach and broken through your skin" and "Swallows my tongue", how can you even dare to think for a minute this could be just another band? Without blowing things out of context, Stars Like Fleas are Robert Wyatt on acid. [with due respect to Mr. Wyatt] This is not music for those faint of heart, but then again, it's highly accessible. Melodies swerve in and out of the speakers with mellow guitar lines, and that heavenly voice of Montgomery Knott. Can you ask for anything more? Would you dare tell your uncle's barber that the shoe he was wearing last Tuesday night was more delicious than the ice-cream cone your dog gave you for breakfast?

Tom Sekowski


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