Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nahnee Bori, Place [Fresh Tracks]

Posted By on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM

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What with our truncated holiday week, there aren't quite enough fresh local tracks to scavenge for a Week in Fresh Tracks installment. But local pop experimentalist Cody Uhler finds now a perfectly suitable time to release his brand-new LP, Place, under his moniker Nahnee Bori. You may recognize Uhler as one-half of indie-pop group Kindercastle, his project with frequent collaborator and Uncle Skeleton dude Ross Wariner.

Out yesterday via local music benefactor Michael Eades' YK Records, Place is an 11-track collection that drifts between synth-utilizing electronic pop and trad-style chamber pop. While "Won't Stop Our Picnic" is a gauzy, chilled-out electronic exploration, "Pathetico" echoes the approach of such traditionalists as Randy Newman, Ben Folds or even, say, Mose Allison or Leon Redbone. It's that jazz-tinged, easy-strolling approach and lounge-y croon that make Place's busiest blips and boops seem not quite so manic indeed. An interesting dichotomy, to be sure. Also, the previously released "Iditarod" has an undeniably intoxicating vocal melody, and that's just something you'll need to deal with.

You can stream all of Place below, or download it for $7 at Nahnee Bori's Bandcamp page. Or better yet, buy it on vinyl for $10. The lovely artwork and packaging were designed by the aforementioned Mr. Eades.

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