Aislers Set
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Terrible Things Happen (1998), 5/10
The Last Match (2000), 6.5/10
How I Learned To Write Backwards (2003), 6/10
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Aislers Set is a San Francisco-based combo (vocalist Amy Linton, former drummer for Henry's Dress, guitarist Wyatt Cusick, bassist Alicia Vanden Heuvel, drummer Yoshi Nakamoto) that plays retro-pop, often bordering on imitation of Tin Pan Alley and girl-groups. Terrible Things Happen (Slumberland, 1998) was a lame example of Brit-pop translated into American, but The Last Match (Slumberland, 2000 - Minty Fresh) offered a batch of inspired, effervescent ditties worth of Sixties girl-groups (Hit The Snow, The Way To Market Station, Red Door).

The single Action, Attraction, Reaction (Suicide Squeeze, 2001) simply upped the ante and third album How I Learned To Write Backwards (Slumberland, 2003 - Suicide Squeeze) indulged in a denser, layered Phil Spector-ian production than ever, both on the upbeat side (the catchy pseudo-surf of Mission Bells, Through The Swells) and on the downbeat side (the Brill Building-style melancholy of Catherine Says, the graceful Emotional Levy, Sara's Song).

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Massimiliano Monteverdi )

Gli Aisler Set sono un combo di San Francisco (la cantante Amy Linton,ex-batterista degli Henry's Dress,con il chitarrista Wyatt Cusick, la bassista Alicia Vanden Heuvel, e il batterista Yoshi Nakamoto) che suona un pop retrò. Terrible Things Happen (Slumberland, 1998) è il maldestro tentativo di acclimatare il Brit-pop in America, ma The Last Match (Slumberland, 2000 - Minty Fresh) offre una manciata di effervescenti ed inspirate canzonette degne dei migliori gruppo vocali femminili dei 60 (Hit The Snow, The Way To Market Station, Red Door).

 

Anticipato dal singolo Action, Attraction, Reaction (Suicide Squeeze, 2001), How I Learned To Write Backwards (Slumberland, 2003 - Suicide Squeeze), terzo album del gruppo, indulge a una produzione densa e stratificata alla maniera di Phil Spector, sia nei pezzi in levare (gli orecchiabili apocrifi di surf pop come Mission Bells, Through The Swells) sia nei lenti (la melanconia à la Britt Building di Catherine Says, la leggiadra Emotional Levy, Sara's Song).

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