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Artist: BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE
Title: 2wice 2wins
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Brattleboro, Vermonts Sarah Smith and Zach Phillips have dropped another absolute bomb. The music here is so good, Feeding Tube Records couldnt resist releasing it on vinyl, even though their Our Place LP was already in production. Exquisite songcraft, cunningly rhythmic arrangements and Sarahs lilting vocals give the songs here a deceiving lightness, almost like a 21st century Gilberto/Jobim collaboration. The more you play it, the deeper it will cut. A perfect record for summer, with an engraved B-side, courtesy of the youngest members of Team Feeding Tube: Addie C. and Coco M. Also available as half of a cassette split with Bruce Hart on Blanche Blanche Blanches home-label OSR Tapes. No EQ. Bass by Danny Bissette. Edition of 200." -Feeding Tube.

Artist: BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE
Title: Our Place
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"No effects, EQ or noise reduction were used in the making of this album, the fifth by this fantastic Brattleboro duo. Sarah Smith and Zach Phillips (aka Bruce Hart, Jordan Piper Philips, Nals Goring, etc.) assemble mostly keyboard-oriented skeletal pop gems from the softest imaginable bones. Sarah Smith sings like a torchier version of the Young Marble Giants Allison Stratton, singing lost fragments from the Randy Newman Songbook. Smiths guitar playing seems effortless but planned out with a true heart. Its an incredible combination that always pulls itself back from the brink of potential cutesy-pieness with genuinely unexpected moves and a fully brilliant manner of constructing songs. A surrealist cocktail masterpiece from the upper reaches of the Connecticut River Valley." -Feeding Tube.

Artist: BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE
Title: Wink With Both Eyes
Format: LP
Label: Night People
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Brattleboro, VT prolific song writing duo BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHEs second Night-People release shines even more then their excellent first cassette effort. Wink With Both Eyes is a distinct statement in the contemporary underground music environment. It is a distilled, unified, collection of songs compiled from the hundreds of songs BBB has created in the last couple of years. To add extra flavor to their weirdo synth pop songs on Wink With Both Eyes, BBB enlisted many of their Brattleboro music friends including shredders like KING TUFF, CHRIS WEISMAN and GRAHAM BROOKS. Band members SARAH SMITH and ZACH PHILLIPS didnt use any computers, samplers, drum machines or sequencers when they created Wink With Both Eyes sticking to their own unique processes of song craft. Retained from prior releases is the urgent jazzy retro synth feel, catchy monotone vocals and minimalist post punk references. BBB is a distinct creative team and this LP is there definitive statement thus far." - Night People.

Artist: BLANCHE BLANCHE BLANCHE
Title: Wooden Ball
Format: LP
Label: NNA Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Sarah Smith and Zach Phillips, better known as Blanche Blanche Blanche, live by the element of risk. This becomes clear upon listening to their latest full-length record Wooden Ball, where the unpredictability reaches palpable levels. These prolific young masters of harmony from Brattleboro, Vermont have spent the last couple years recording and releasing nearly 10 full-length records worth of brilliant and confounding musical quicksand. Describing it in words can be difficult, but make no mistake that these songs are both highly calculated and drenched in paradox. Manic keyboard lines are pounded out with hyper chops, running circles around octopus basslines. Each progression is seemingly different from the last, showing a simultaneous reverence and destruction of the tonal study. Percussion pads are guided by ruthless polyphony at an intense, hummingbird-paced tempo, with lines and melodies colliding at every junction, clashing and crashing, like the most fluid and elegant car wreck youve never seen. The cutting, topical lyrics and deadpan, bare-bones vocal delivery are wholly original, while undoubtedly fueled by the eternal flame of the punk spirit and DIY ethics. Most importantly, at the heart of the all the technicality lies the warmth of the human element. Wooden Ball, like most BBB, was lovingly recorded to four-track tape, so you can tangibly feel the intention of these spirited musicians. This taps into what seems to be an emerging Vermont-style, evident in other locals artists like Ryan Power, Son of Salami, Chris Weisman, or Happy Jawbone Family Band -- raw, no-rules songwriting, unattached to genre or principal. The revenge of the small town feel, where rock and roll is in the eye of the beholder. There must be something in the syrup. Mastered and cut by Lupo at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." -NNA.

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