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Artist: soso
Title: Tinfoil on the Windows
Format: CD
Release date: November 13, 2007

Order: CD | Digital

Lyrics written and performed by soso
Music by Maybe Smith
Produced and mixed by soso and Maybe Smith
Mastered by J.LaPointe at Archive Mastering
Drum programming on Rubber Rings by Maki
Drum programming on Company of Chairs and One Eye Open by Scott Da Ros
Drum programming on All The Useless Things These Hands Have Done and Your Mom Is In The Next Room by soso

Track List
1. Rubber Rings | 2. Company of Chairs | 3. All The Useless Things These Hands Have Done | 4. The Names of all the Trees | 5. Your Mom is in the Next Room | 6. Floorboards and | 7. One Eye Open | 8. For a Girl on a Faraway Hill

“Soso’s conservational, near-spoken verses sound almost uncomfortably intimate in their close-mic’ed directness and starkly autobiographical themes. Undeniably strange but weirdly compelling, with echoes of everyone from cult Texas weirdo Jandek to shoegazer gods My Bloody Valentine, Tinfoil on the Windows is one of 2007’s most difficult to categorize albums.” – All Music Guide

“…this album worked best after a two hour coach journey; tired and hungover, heavily exalting and paying close attention to words and textures the constructions appeared and made complete sense. I really could write for days about how relevant the slow chug of ‘All The Useless Things These Hands Have Done’ felt passing through London’s Saturday melee with an unwashed forehead pressed against the cold glass of a window.” – 3 Bar Fire

“This is occasionally more along the lines of Buck 65 with intelligent & poignant lyrical flows over shimmering steel guitar & intermittent big, crashing drums that recall Flaming Lips. One section throws meandering post-rock shapes like Godspeed grimacing at that bloopy android fridge dumped by Grandaddy in 2001. Another is Daniel Johnson-esque rush of regretful “sozzle & strum”. There’s a sparsity & bleakness here that really affects you. The songs are quietly arresting, interspersed with some tender minimalism & experimentalism. ” – Norman Records

“This record is inspiringly brilliant. The songs ate personal, dealing with lovers, family and similar themes; the kind of themes to which many people can relate, espousing the kind of emptiness with which, unfortunately, many of us are familiar. But there are also small shafts of light, or at least a less penetrating darkness. It’s definitely on of the best albums I have heard in a very long time…tops my list of this year’s musical accomplishments so far.” RVA MAG

“Soso manages to hit numerous nails on the head throughout the course of Tinfoil making the album vital, intrinsic listening for anyone with a passing interest in human error or creative speech. This album works best when you travel, tired and hungover slowly rolling past incredible architecture with your forehead pressed against a pane of cool misgiving glass.” – Grapeshift

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