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+ Donato Wharton - Body Isolations
+ Svalastog - Woodwork
+ Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet
+ Rosy Parlane - Jessamine
+ Jarvis Cocker - The Jarvis Cocker Record
+ Múm - Peel Session
+ Deloris - Ten Lives
+ Minimum Chips - Lady Grey
+ Badly Drawn Boy - Born In The U.K.
+ The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls Together
+ The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes
+ The Places - Songs For Creeps
+ Camille - Le Fil
+ Wolf Eyes - Human Animal
+ Christina Carter - Electrice
+ The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
+ Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
+ Various Artists - Musics In The Margin
+ Rafael Toral - Space
+ Bob Dylan - Modern Times
+ Excepter - Alternation
+ Chris Thile - How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
+ Brad Mehldau - Live in Japan
+ M Ward - Post-War
+ Various Artists - Touch 25
+ The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
+ The White Birch - Come Up For Air
+ Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country
+ Coachwhips - Double Death
+ Various Artists - Tibetan And Bhutanese Instrumental And Folk Music, Volume 2
+ Giuseppe Ielasi - Giuseppe Ielasi
+ Cex - Actual Fucking
+ Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
+ Leafcutter John - The Forest And The Sea
+ Carla Bozulich - Evangelista
+ Barbara Morgenstern - The Grass Is Always Greener
+ Robin Guthrie - Continental
+ Peaches - Impeach My Bush
+ Oakley Hall - Second Guessing
+ Klee - Honeysuckle
+ The Court & Spark - Hearts
+ TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
+ Awesome Color - Awesome Color
+ Jenny Wilson - Love And Youth
+ Asobi Seksu - Citrus
+ Marsen Jules - Les Fleurs
+ The Moore Brothers - Murdered By The Moore Brothers
+ Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
+ The 1900s - Plume Delivery EP
+ Alejandro Escovedo - The Boxing Mirror
+ Function - The Secret Miracle Fountain
+ Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
+ Loscil - Plume
+ Boris - Pink
+ Deadboy And The Elephantmen - We Are Night Sky
+ Glissandro 70 - Glissandro 70
+ Calexico - Garden Ruin (Review #2)
+ Calexico - Garden Ruin (Review #1)
+ The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
+ The Glass Family - Sleep Inside This Wheel
+ Various Artists - Songs For Sixty Five Roses
+ The Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea
+ Motorpsycho - Black Hole/Blank Canvas
+ The Red Krayola - Introduction
+ Metal Hearts - Socialize
+ American Princes - Less And Less
+ Sondre Lerche And The Faces Down Quartet - Duper Sessions
+ Supersilent - 7
+ Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time
+ Dudley Perkins - Expressions
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On the cover of her debut solo gear, Dawn Smithson is shown — in artful, obscured anonymity — walking down a street, in the rain, huddled, holding a guitar. The flip side shows her going through her front door, into a home where a dog stands waiting, the safety and warmth of the indoors being wholly metaphoric. The Safer Here title of Dawn's debutante own-name turn is a reference to home, it being the place where Smithson, on late and lonesome nights, would bunker down, roll tape, and play her whisper-quiet songs. Whilst its doleful frailty could, to some, speak of bleak isolationism, Safer Here is a testament to reassuring insularity, of how the interiors of domiciles can lead one to exploring one's own interior. After spending the latter half of the '90s post-rockin' it in Portland's fabulous beatnik-pop outift Jessamine, Smithson ditched music, heading up I-5 to Seattle to study fashion. After years in the musical wilderness, she returned to sound by crafting her own songs in her own space, picking up the guitar, and bashfully, nervously staking out her first attempts at songform. The songs are formed in familiar post-rock fashion, Smithson picking repeated patterns on acoustic and electric guitars, and overlaying their laid-down rhythms with daubs of organ, sung vocals, and synth sounds whose added-on textures serve to change the tenor through added volume/friction/harmony. Despite the fact that, halfway through the recordings that've ended up on this record, Smithson did a stint playing bass in crawl-metal minimalists Sunn o))), there's little abrasiveness or austerity. The disc is not a particularly dynamic set; its songs, instead hope to evoke the atmosphere of an empty house on a rainy night, and all the beauty that such solitude can bring.


by Anthony Carew




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