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Author's Rating
Vocals 8.25
Musicianship 8
Lyrics 7.75
Production 7.5
Creativity 7.5
Lasting Value 7
Reviewer Tilt 8.75
Final Verdict: 78%
Member Ratings
Vocals 7.75
Musicianship 8.25
Lyrics 7
Production 8.75
Creativity 8.25
Lasting Value 6.5
Reviewer Tilt 8.75
Average: 79%

Takka Takka - Migration

Reviewed by: Scott Irvine (08/28/08)
Takka Takka - Migration
Release Date: July 29th, 2008
Record Label: Ernest Jenning Record Co.


Who?

Brooklyn quartet that uses unique percussion and rhythm to give Aloha-ish songwriting a unique urgency. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Sean Greenhalgh produces their newest album, Migration.

How Is It?

The keys are delightful, considering the topic matters the album lyrically covers. From views on a mother becoming a Balinese holy person, and the conversations that led to understanding - poverty, volcanic eruptions, Communist purges - to feelings on "existing in a place you don't belong." It's hard to describe this band's entire instrumental facet, however. Its layered, but singular. Unorthodox, though rooted in many traditional elements (not all you'll recognize). "Homebreaker" goes from sounding like a plausible soundtrack for the desert scene in The Doors, to jumpy and slapdash. Hence the band is unpredictable, but Migration is thoroughly satisfying. Takka Takka know how to come in to a project with a heaping amount of ideas and influence, and have it all come together. I promise you'll be very-near-literally swept up in this band's experimental touch on established resonance and candor.

Standout Tracks:"The Takers", "Everybody Say"

Recommended If You Like:Aloha, The National, Dirty on Purpose


Get A Closer Look:Takka Takka @ Myspace

 
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08:55 AM on 08/28/08
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Rich Duncan
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Great review. This album is one of this year's unexpected surprises. Really enjoy the album and i have been listening to it alot more recently
10:00 AM on 08/28/08
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Same here, really enjoying this. I really like the album art too.
10:37 AM on 08/28/08
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Blake Solomon
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I also love this album, really intriguing stuff.
12:55 PM on 08/28/08
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vandalroyale
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Worth seeing these guys live?
02:22 PM on 08/28/08
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What the hell? Half that review was the press release from the label's website... Really phoned this one in, eh?
04:54 PM on 08/28/08
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What the hell? Half that review was the press release from the label's website... Really phoned this one in, eh?

I think these kind of reviews are not supposed to be in detail-- more of just a once-over of who they are and what/how they play.
05:04 AM on 09/03/08
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furey
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nice review scott. the name didn't seem to appeal to me but the good review made me listen to them. and i like their sound! we feel safer at night is a great song. their lyrics are definitely solid.
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