VIDEOVILLE: Self-titled: CD

This is a little six-song instrumental deal. This mini-album occupies a weird middle space. The indie jams on here are all right in their way, but aren’t really epic and atmospheric like the work of some of their instrumental post-rock brethren. Perhaps the last track, “Paparazzi, Roi du Desert,” starts reaching for that grander sound. The songs, while poppy and upbeat, are not particularly dancey, which is the other notable track for instrumental rock to take. What I can say about this album, which in this case isn’t meant to be a bad thing at all, is that it makes exceptional and enjoyable background music.  –Adrian (L’Oeil du Tigre, [email protected])