This seven inch series has been going forever, and I found about about it when I started to to this blog, and it was one of those frustrating things, as soon as I heard about it somewhere, it was gone, sold out from the website and the shops, so almost a year later and they are at 'N', so there's a ways to go...I haven't completely missed the party.
I'm already sad thinking about it ending. They should sell them all together in one case or something.
I still want the 'Be your own pet' 7 inch box.
Deerhoof have been just peaking on a mix of poppy-noise, they could be starting their own sub-genre. Anyway I think they are a good gateway drug for people just maybe flirting with the noise rock.
They will like it and still say....'what the hell is that?'
Midheaven is awesome and they have it...
CURTAINS "Alphabet Series N" (Tomlab - TOM 067) 7" $6.75 ***The current CURTAINS on this release is just CHRIS COHEN (recently of DEERHOOF) singing and overdubbing piano, bass, guitar, and drums. A sweet and bitter atmosphere is spread all over the place. Includes the rough pop gem "Go Lucky,"along with "World's Most Dangerous Woman." "Spazz-pop" with dabs of early hip-hop and the only thing you can kinda compare it directly to is the Go! Team.
The Curtains started in 2000. The current Curtains on this release is just Chris Cohen (recently from Deerhoof) singing and overdubbing piano, bass, guitar, and drums. A sweet and bitter atmosphere is spread all over the place. Jan Lankisch from Tomlab wondered if rough pop gem "Go Lucky' was about lazy German design students failing their tests - but Cohen wouldn't say. The 'World`s Most Dangerous Woman' is a little more complex. Chris saw a missing person flyer - a man was searching for his lost love. Convinced that she had become a spy for the KGB, or was possibly involved with the Ukranian mafia (?), this flyer warned people to be careful - that she was "the world's most dangerous woman!'
This review from boomkat:
After I heard and enjoyed The Curtains’ album this week on Frenetic, I was expecting this to be another slice of kitschy synth-led mayhem, but in fact it strays close to sounding like Damon Albarn - which is no bad thing. It’s got a good heart and a winning smile – I guess I’m incapable of disliking anything that comes from the Deerhoof camp...