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Wednesday, February 15, 2006


The latest release from the Locust cannon (Locust 76) is the LP, The Secret Miracle Fountain, by Function. Based on the tracks I've heard from the release, this is a must own. Function is the communally based band headed up by Australian native Matt Nicholson. The Secret Miracle Fountain is a "lush & transcendental rock album" recorded in over 10 countries during a 3 1/2 year period. Ambient sounds mixed with subtle vocals makes for a nice blend of other-worldy folkish post-rock that feels so organic it hurts. Function is definitely a band to keep your eye on.

.: beloved, lost to begin with
.: the redhook overview

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posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 4:58 PM


  1. At 9:36 AM, Blogger murialsarno said…

    i heard this on the radio last week and immediately picked it up. It's dense and quite the marathon but there isn't a moment where I don't feel like I'm being elevated out of my element. Beautiful is too cheap a word to describe this record. I heard they are playing in the North East so hopefully they'll come to Boston.


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