Pele - Enemies (2002)
Pele's Enemies is a skittering, hi-hat ecstasy fountain, propelling you ever upward amidst splashes of sunlight reflecting through crystalline droplets of percussion. Guitars float and swirl around you, like a loosely woven tapestry of tones and color, enveloping you in its smooth fluidity, seducing you to believe all is just one. The music sparkles and pops like quarks and atoms zipping in microscopic disarray. It gallops and billows like clouds riding the wind; crackles and sighs like a wood fire, dancing jubilantly at the fleeting life its been given, laughing and licking at the sky, while warming all those who huddle near it, hoping to understand its mystery.
Pele are on Polyvinyl and definitely share that same jangling emo guitar sound, like American Football or Braid, or even peers like The Promise Ring sans vocals. They also have releases on Crouton Records, a label dedicated to improvisational and experimental recordings.
Be sure to check out Collections of Colonies of Bees, currently a highly experimental band of Pele's Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller. They are similar to Pele in tone, but more improv with the use of subtle electronics and drones.
*This was an older review I dredged up. I mustve been really enjoying this record that day. hehe...