Monday, November 06, 2006

Phantom Buffalo: "Wilamena"

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Phantom Buffalo

I talked about Phantom Buffalo before, back in January of this year, but I found their amaaaaazing album Shishimumu on vinyl last week and so I've gotten reaquainted with them recently and I really forgot how great they are. Highly recommended for fans of the more Elf Power-ish side of the E6 collective and maybe even The Shins. As a sidenote, they released the vinyl as The Ponys, as it came out before they eventually changed their name to Phantom Buffalo. The cd version of Shishimumu however, was released as Phantom Buffalo.

[MP3]: Phantom Buffalo :: Wilamena (Recommended like you wouldn't believe!)
"Wilamena" opens with twinkling picked guitar and light cymbal taps, but the interesting thing is bassline. At first it follows the guitar exactly, mimicking it's melody, but when the guitar changes, the bassline stays the same, riding under what is now two guitars, which gives an awesome effect in my opinion. My favorite part of the song is right after the lines "If I was that small, we'd talk aboutt he craziest things in the world" when the softest drum roll starts in the background and slowly gets louder and louder before changing time with snare and crash all over the place. I think you'll agree, it's a very very awesome song.

Buy Shishimumu and other Ponys/Phantom Buffalo releases from Time-Lag Records
Phantom Buffalo's pretty little faces on MySpace!

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