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On 2001's the Sleepy Strange, Athens, Georgia's Japancakes pioneered the concept of ambient country music. John Neff's pedal steel playing was the instrumental album's strongest 'voice' - an elastic, hypnotic drone rooted in an Americana-styled dreamscape, gently pulling the listener into the band's watercolor imagery. The group's approach remains suitably restrained for Belmondo - after all, it's part of Darla's Bliss-Out ambient series - but they've shifted focus away from the pedal steel. It's still a significant part of the band's sound, but it doesn't carry the record, and it's often so heavily drenched in effects that you'll barely recognize it; even at it's most obvious (during 'Always Stuck with Leaving' and 'Duluth 75'), it sounds woozier than usual. 2002.
On 2001's the Sleepy Strange, Athens, Georgia's Japancakes pioneered the concept of ambient country music. John Neff's pedal steel playing was the instrumental album's strongest 'voice' - an elastic, hypnotic drone rooted in an Americana-styled dreamscape, gently pulling the listener into the band's watercolor imagery. The group's approach remains suitably restrained for Belmondo - after all, it's part of Darla's Bliss-Out ambient series - but they've shifted focus away from the pedal steel. It's still a significant part of the band's sound, but it doesn't carry the record, and it's often so heavily drenched in effects that you'll barely recognize it; even at it's most obvious (during 'Always Stuck with Leaving' and 'Duluth 75'), it sounds woozier than usual. 2002.
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Format: CD
Label: DRL
Catalog: 123
Rel. Date: 04/09/2002
UPC: 708527012321

Belmondo
Artist: Japancakes
Format: CD
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On 2001's the Sleepy Strange, Athens, Georgia's Japancakes pioneered the concept of ambient country music. John Neff's pedal steel playing was the instrumental album's strongest 'voice' - an elastic, hypnotic drone rooted in an Americana-styled dreamscape, gently pulling the listener into the band's watercolor imagery. The group's approach remains suitably restrained for Belmondo - after all, it's part of Darla's Bliss-Out ambient series - but they've shifted focus away from the pedal steel. It's still a significant part of the band's sound, but it doesn't carry the record, and it's often so heavily drenched in effects that you'll barely recognize it; even at it's most obvious (during 'Always Stuck with Leaving' and 'Duluth 75'), it sounds woozier than usual. 2002.
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