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Boomkat Product Review:
One of the most under-appreciated American songwriters of his generation, John Vanderslice has been stealthily making brilliant albums for almost ten years now, with the most recent two, 2005's Pixel Revolt and 2007's Emerald City being especially wonderful examples of his craft. With Romanian Names Vanderslice seems to take a turn towards markedly lighter subject matter than we heard on his previous, insightfully terror-stricken compositions. As ever the production strays refreshingly far beyond the perimeters of singer-songwriter-dom, embracing electronics boldly and in a fashion that suitably ornaments his impeccable melodies. The presentation of Vanderslice's music has always been rather special, with inventive processing, treated drums, distorted acoustic guitars and zinging synth lines lacing timeless writing. His own Tiny Telephone studio has become something of an institution, hosting Okkervil River, Spoon and The Mountain Goats (whose albums heretic Pride and We Shall All Be Healed he co-produced), but Vanderslice's own recordings have to date maintained an inexplicably low profile. Signing to Dead Oceans should help fix that somewhat, and hopefully those (quite rightly) impressed by Romanian Names will investigate the depths of JV's earlier output too. Highly recommended.