Review : LANSING-DREIDEN - The Dividing Island
AV ClubThe cloak of anonymity surrounding New York art-rock outfit Lansing-Dreiden has had an impact on its music, making the band's version of shoegazer guitar-pop come out partially obscured. Lansing-Dreiden's second album, The Dividing Island, cycles through 10 tracks of lightly trippy mind-music, borrowing liberally from British soundscapers like Cocteau Twins, Simple Minds, Talk Talk, and Stone Roses, while making dreamy '80s pop hits into something strange but still catchy....full text
StylusMagazineAn appreciative nod goes to the artists who still work to inject some sense of mystery into their music. Itís the information age, and trying to get anything done without bleeding information all over the Internet is difficult, if not impossible....full text
Entertainment WeeklyIt's difficult to compare Lansing-Dreiden, a maddeningly obtuse, self-proclaimed ''multimedia art collective'' to anything in current rotation; best to invoke the synth-pop pipe dreams of '80s-era Euro collectibles like Yaz and Alphaville, or the glitter-bomb antics of early-aughts art-school jesters Fischerspooner. ...full text
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