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CD REVIEW Inouk: Do Danger

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Listening to this album is like seeing someone take highlighters to faded 18th century paintings: You're uncertain about the appropriateness of the change but when it's all done, it's a lively adjustment. Inouk's sound resembles psychedelic rock, with vocal harmonizing and a transcendental mood washed over with bright creativity and musical awareness of modern jazz noodleing--all spun together for a fat and sunny experience. Dueling vocals add richness, but the bulk of the resonance comes from the doughty and gamboling guitars. It is an awesome splash for a young band when the debut album skips any green insecurities and effortlessly jumps into ripe confidence, moving past the conventional and conquering something new. Inouk's warmth may not be felt immediately, but with each rotation of the disc comes a little more attachment.

--Jennifer Gelband