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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Grandpa Was A Lion: Archaic EP

Archaic EP Cover Art

The Archaic EP is the sophomore release from Brooklyn shoegazer Grandpa Was A Lion, aka Justin D'Onofrio. The five tracks evoke a dreamy ambient sensibility. D'Onofrio's use of layers of acoustic guitars is stunning in its simplicity and grand in its effect, creating a shimmering tonal poem on which to build his vocals. The EP has a wide sonic range from distorted electrics never breaking from the dream world, to lush synth pads never descending into an electronic exercise. The Archaic EP is anything but. This is great dream pop music. Stream and buy the Archaic EP at the link below.