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There are about three great bands in Winnipegian musical project Oldfolks
Home, the sonic playground of production geek Ricardo Lopez-Aguilar, abetted
by a couple machines named after Old Testament bigwigs. An upbeat, rather
pretty, crystalline organic pop-hooked folktronica band resides in fey
ditties like ‘Letter to Keri’ and ‘Whole Wheat
Flour’, while ‘Let’s Go Out to Vegas’, ‘In No
Way’ and ‘Power of the Sun’ are among the tracks that
suggest more of an affinity for all varieties of club music laced with vocal
effects and stuttering beats. A couple other tracks are more structurally
experimental: Lopez-Aguilar tacks a gussied-up 80s Prince-like dance track
onto a lingering, deconstructed opening on the tech-support-failed-me ode
‘I Hate Dell’ and orchestrates Latin-flavoured glitch pop that
dissolves into a barren soundscape with Spanish spoken word nestling in it.
You can’t say Lopez-Aguilar suffers from a lack of ideas or mastery
over his technical helpmates, but the crowding of intentions is a little
overwrought, more focused on inducing marvel at his range than absorption
into a musical universe. Then again, with songs spanning a four-year period
of development, We Are the Feeding Line may well be intended as more of a
scrapbook than an album. Either way, many of the tracks are worth saving, and
it will be interesting to see where Oldfolks Home takes its array of ideas.
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