Saturday, December 08, 2007

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...


Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:12 AM  
Blogger pencrush said...

I love this album...

4:47 PM  
Anonymous I like ZEN said...

Man, you should do a post about SPERMBIRD's Something To Prove LP (

Infos on the Spermbirds: SPERMBIRDS-Common-Thread-320-10646/

9:15 AM  
Blogger blend77 said...

heres Pele - Nudes

I dont know of the Spermbirds. I have heard of them, but I will give it a try. If it makes me move, I may get around to posting it. Im busy as hell these days. Thanks for dropping it here, and I love your name! haha!

keep droppin by...

1:55 PM  
Blogger gabagaba566 said...

Do you have Harvest - Transitions?

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone up laughing hyenas' life of crime? thanx

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Diamonds said...

thank you so much. Pele albums are really hard to fine around Utah

11:12 AM  
Blogger tunestop said...

also loving the artwork

12:05 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

i saw pele once at the fireside to about 10 people. it was a depressing turn out, but they killed. the whole show was great actually. it was them, victory at sea and karla from Ida. the drummer from victory at sea played with his crash cymbals so high i still can't imagine how he hit them. it was bizarre.

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