Stag Hare Black Medicine Music
3.4 Release Date: 07/2008
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2.0 poorScott Reid | November 1st 09

If music can sound stoned, then on a scale of 'kinda stoned' to 'TRIPPIN BALLS', this is 'duuuuuuude'. Other than that, and that is clearly makes my brain go a bit mushy, this doesn't accomplish very much (apart from sounding whacked out
whilst having few total absences of noise).


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4.0 excellentAdam Downer STAFF | July 21st 09

Drums, synths, and happiness join together to make Black Medicine Music, an addictive entry from Arizona based solo artist Stag Hare. Awash in the type of warmth consistent with Panda Bear, Black Medicine Music is remarkably catchy and simple; each song hypnotizes with a pulsing rhythm and trance-inducing drone while enveloping the listener in a blanket of subtle melodies and effects. The charm on this record can come from sources as out there as wild harmonica and incoherent mumbling to something as beautifully simple as fuzzy electric guitar, but nothing feels out of place. In fact, despite intimidating song lengths, Black Medicine Music never feels drawn out or "freaky." The album's mesmerizing quality is masterfully executed, and on tracks like "Oz," twelve minutes of gorgeous fuzzy guitar lines and drone still leaves a craving for more. Black Medicine Music has so far been a buried gem that deserves a chance, so whip out the awesome headphones, crank the bass, and get taken away by this ambient triumph.

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3.0 goodINFINITY ACTRESS | November 7th 11
4.0 excellentGraham Fowler | July 27th 11
5.0 classicsweeptehsweepz | January 29th 10
2.5 averageHunter Ramirez | November 30th 09
4.0 excellentrepeatdefender | October 9th 09
2.5 averageTheWhiteAfrican | September 9th 09
4.0 excellentFrederick Metzengerstein | August 10th 09

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