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PHX @SXSW Preview: Quilt – Commodity Spectre


Quilt embodies the antique charm of its namesake and as such has me recalling all sorts of memories that may or may not be real. The song “Commodity Spectre” from its March Appropriation release feels like a lucid stroll through a dream led by faint apparitions from times past (again with the weird memories).  But maybe that vagueness of origin is what lends “Commodity Spectre” such a feel of overwhelming authenticity. A stomping baritone lead opens the song, speckled by a hazy guitar line that shimmers and falters, fades to oblivion and bounces back like fireflies in a field.  Of the three voices that meander the song, none take a concrete lead, preferring instead to remain as reflections of one another.  And the refrain – a loose expansion of the verse – is the affirmation of a fleeting joy, a quick dip into concrete form before a return to the psych void.  Dig in and veg out, this one’s a bit of a trip.

DOWNLOAD: Commodity Spectre [mp3]

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