ESTER DRANG: Infinite Keys: CD

Softer music in the vein of Radiohead’s The Bends. Think lots of pianos, high-pitched crooning. For a very long time, I bought damn near any Jade Tree release without question, simply because it was on Jade Tree. I trusted the label to provide more interesting fare like Cap’n Jazz, Lifetime, Trial By Fire, Kid Dynamite, Strike Anywhere, etc. (conveniently forgetting the Promise Ring discs). This album basically ended that for me. It’s not that it’s a bad record (I actually bought a copy before this showed up in the mail), it’s just that I finally got around to noticing that Jade Tree releases records which just don’t interest me as much. 

 –scott (Jade Tree)