Darla 100

Darla 100

     
 

Easily one of the best-value releases of the CD age, Darla 100 -- unsurprisingly the 100th release on said California indie rock/dream pop label -- presents an astonishing four full CDs worth of rarities, selections, and other material from the label archives for the price of a single CD. It's perfectly pitched to neophytes as well as hardcore label fans whoSee more details below

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Easily one of the best-value releases of the CD age, Darla 100 -- unsurprisingly the 100th release on said California indie rock/dream pop label -- presents an astonishing four full CDs worth of rarities, selections, and other material from the label archives for the price of a single CD. It's perfectly pitched to neophytes as well as hardcore label fans who have literally everything. The first three discs draw on albums, the noted Little Darla Has a Treat for You label sampler series, singles, and more to create an overall view of the label over its first six years. Representing bands like the Grifters, Flowchart, Isan, Orange Cake Mix, Bright, Mirza, Guided By Voices, and Piano Magic, among many others, it's a detailed, nearly obsessive portrait of Darla's many different twists and turns over the moons. The fourth disc, meanwhile, contains completely unreleased tracks, a further bonus for newcomers and the perfect incentive for completists. There are two collaborations from Flowchart -- "Human Insex," with Tleilaxu, finds a connection between spooky IDM, breakbeats, and goofball vocal samples, while "Paper or Plastic?," a live rendition done with Technicolor, forecasts the group's full transformation into the realms of ambient techno early-'90s style. Other winners abound, including a striking, mysterious number from Piano Magic apparently saluting Richard Brautigan, "The Abortion: An Historical Romance, 1999." My Morning Jacket come up trumps in particular for the sweetly forlorn "Weeks Go By Like Days," Jim James' country-inspired high and lonesome sound capturing the mood just right even as the music builds a quiet tension and release. Sweet Trip's distortedly dreamy take on techno beats, "Classic Cinnamon Mint," makes for a treat, as does Orange Cake Mix's "These Daze," one of Jim Rao's sunnier synth pop numbers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/2000
Label:
Darla Records
UPC:
0708527010020
catalogNumber:
100

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Holmes  -  Grifters
  2. Really, Really, Really Sorry, Pt. 1-2
  3. The O.T.S.  -  Chisel
  4. Love Me 2  -  Fuck
  5. Be Careful What You Wish
  6. Corolla Hoist  -  Grifters
  7. Tractor Rape Chain
  8. Bent & Broken
  9. Spaced Out
  10. Plymouth Rock  -  Bright
  11. Wing's Greatest Hits
  12. Sparring Provenance  - Steven R. Smith
  13. Break  -  Bright
  14. If You Want to Soar With the Angels
  15. Men's Lips  -  Ciao Bella
  16. Best Kept Secret
  17. Take Me Away
  18. Fish
  19. Hey Hey Galaxie

Disc 2

  1. Manta Ray  -  Junior Varsity KM
  2. DJ Foosball  -  Fourhead
  3. Don't Ever Tell Me You Miss the 70s
  4. Bicentennial  -  Mirza
  5. Diagrams  -  Technicolor
  6. Compilation Dream Song
  7. Reflections
  8. Philly Trips and Chemical Drips  -  Mall
  9. Blue
  10. Amongst the Books an Angel
  11. Get Some Sleep
  12. Questions I Can't Answer
  13. Sounds Like a Now Time  -  Lenola
  14. Silence (2m)
  15. I Was Stabbed to Death in This Very Doorway  -  Steward

Disc 3

  1. The Train from Terminal Boredom
  2. El Glacier-O
  3. Peculiar Girl
  4. Heaven Is Rising
  5. Bee Sting Stings
  6. 23 Old and Tired
  7. Escaping the Game Grid  -  Technicolor
  8. You're Fabulous!
  9. Vari-Speed  -  HollAnd
  10. Children of Summer
  11. Track No. 4  -  Commercial
  12. Pablo, Deepsea Aquanautics Mausoleum
  13. The Bear
  14. Clover Valley Road
  15. 6-0-3
  16. Don't Bounce It

Disc 4

  1. Foram Koten
  2. Nin-Com-Pop
  3. Weeks Go by Like Days
  4. Macro
  5. Classic Cinnamon Mint
  6. Black Hole  -  Technicolor
  7. The Abortion: An Historical Romance, 1999
  8. No Op
  9. Human Insex
  10. Golden Years Squandered  -  Steward
  11. Franskt Horn  -  Pluxus
  12. These Daze
  13. You Don't Know Me
  14. The Sky Is Too High
  15. Song for Tony & Ian
  16. Paper or Plastic?  -  Technicolor

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

HollAnd   Track Performer
Grifters   Track Performer
Holland-Dozier-Holland   Track Performer
Guided by Voices   Track Performer
Chisel   Track Performer
Heartworms   Track Performer
Those Bastard Souls   Track Performer
Lenola   Track Performer
Bright   Track Performer
Feelings   Track Performer
Flowchart   Track Performer
Holiday Flyer   Track Performer
Photon Band   Track Performer
Fuck   Track Performer
Orange Cake Mix   Track Performer
Piano Magic   Track Performer
Junior Varsity KM   Track Performer
Shoestrings   Track Performer
Ciao Bella   Track Performer
Color Filter   Track Performer
Hydroplane   Track Performer
isan   Track Performer
Mall   Track Performer
Mirza   Track Performer
Steward   Track Performer
Sweet Trip   Track Performer
Technicolor   Track Performer
Transient Waves   Track Performer
Tullycraft   Track Performer
Steven R. Smith   Track Performer
Sisterhood of Convolted Thinkers   Track Performer
My Morning Jacket   Track Performer
Lali Puna   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jason Becker   Composer
Grifters   Composer
Robert Pollard   Composer
Tripp Lamkins   Composer
Scott Taylor   Composer
Holiday Flyer   Composer
Markus Acher   Composer
Jim James   Composer
John Conley   Paintings
Erin Anderson   Composer
Valerie Trebeljahr   Composer

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