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Arches & Aisles

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Imagine an old, gauzy picture of an ex-lover, or a fuzzy childhood memory of a secret hideaway, or maybe the last cigarette you smoked before quitting (the first time). Arches and Aisles, a continuation of the musical territory the Spinanes charted on their last release, "Strand," inspires those kind of personal, evocative recollections in its simmering but subdued tonal structures, and the Suzanne Vega-like vocal restraint of lead singer-songwriter Rebecca Gates. There's a passion on this album that somehow comes out of that restraint, and a recognizable, yet intensely individual, slant on seeking love and understanding that transcends those well-worn lyrical preoccupations. In moments of release, the music can be breathtakingly forward ("Greetings From the Sugar Lick") or teasingly modest ("Love, the Lazee"), but most of the time, the album feels like a delicate balance; a high-wire act with a net made of velvet. --Matthew Cooke

1. Kid In Candy
2. Greetings From The Sugar Lick
3. 72-74
4. Leisure Run
5. Love, The Lazee
6. Sucker's Trial
7. Slide Your Ass
8. Reach V. Speed
9. Den Trawler
10. Eleganza
11. Heisman Stance

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 23, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B0000063GD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,793 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nick Burd (nburd@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu) on June 6, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is the first album in which the Spinanes (basically Rebecca Gates) employs the help of a full band. Her previous two releases were just her and her drummer. Ths album has a more colorful sound. It's dreamy and folky everywhere but it also has a very modern sound. The first track just busts out with a Casio keyboard and and then a killer riff and lyrics about the beauty of California. "Den Trawler" is all about a "sentimental fool" who is too busy thinking about his losses that he misses the the clock striking twelve on New Year's Eve. "72-73" describes a woman putting herself together after dating the world's biggest prick. It's a perfect album for anyone with ears and a heart. And the whole thing ends with Rebecca scolding her man with the cool line "That's not how a man acts. Is that what you are?" It's an awesome and lovely testament to falling in and out of love and hovering in the spaces between.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jack Manfred on March 24, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have been listening to this album since it came out, and I still love it as much as ever.

Rebecca Gates captured a great spirit of vitality and youth culture vibe, as hip and melodic as anything by Sonic Youth, Liz Phair, or the Lemonheads, to name a few of her stylistic peers.

Sensual, intimate, playful, emotional, and honest are the chief traits of this album, which starts with a playful bang (see video on Youtube) in Kid In Candy, then proceeds through a collection of songs that you'll mostly want to listen to in private. At least that's how it makes me feel, like I'm having a conversation with one of my college girlfriends. Believe me, it's a great thing. Rebecca captured all these things with uncompromising writing. The kind one does only in a solo project.

If you ever read this, Rebecca, Thank You for this beautiful album.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Malcolm Beaudett on May 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
My favorite album. I can't believe how many times I've listened to this. Lovely, evocative and complex. Brings me to tears on a regular basis. Accessible and mysterious at the same time. I'll stop before I get even more gooey.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PJFC on January 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I really dug their first two records and always hoped they'd expand their sound. Here it is.
Getting into their last two releases, I was really drawn into the simple (guitar and drums (the really great Scott Plouf (who is now in Built to Spill-a super addition to that fabulous combo)structures of Rebecca Gates songs. But here she's expanded her sound (without, sadly, I guess, Plouf's drumming)and the band is that much more expressive. Each tune sound like they've spent days on it. This stuff is really laid back, very thoughtful, dreamy (not in a Codeine or a Low way), and intelligent music. This record sounds like a female fronted Sea and Cake (thanks to a vibe put down by Sam Prekop and John McIntire on a couple of tunes that, then, runs through the entire document). R. Gates is a talent which, hopefully, will keep on.
The writing is solid on this as is the minimalist pop playing of her new bandmates.
Smooth, but utterly original and accomplished.
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