Forts

Forts

by The Boggs
     
 

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The third album by semi-experimental New York collective the Boggs is the band's most focused and accessible yet. In other words, Forts sounds like it's meant to be messy, sprawling, and haphazard, rather than being so much of all three that it becomes hard to get a grasp on leader Jason Friedman's aesthetic. The Boggs' trademark quirky touches abound: "Little

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The third album by semi-experimental New York collective the Boggs is the band's most focused and accessible yet. In other words, Forts sounds like it's meant to be messy, sprawling, and haphazard, rather than being so much of all three that it becomes hard to get a grasp on leader Jason Friedman's aesthetic. The Boggs' trademark quirky touches abound: "Little Windows" and "Arm in Arm" are built on the well-known rhythm beds of Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and Gary Glitter's "Rock & Roll, Pt. 2," respectively, and other songs incorporate atonal strings ("Bookends"), clattering kitchen sink percussion parts ("Forts" and "If We Want [We Can]"), and near-subliminal low-end improvisations ("The Passage"), among other ideas. With songs ranging from the frenetic, Fall-like noise pop of "Melanie in White" to the minimalist wiggle of the dancy "Poor Things," a foolish consistency is clearly not Friedman's hobgoblin, and those who require the same of their pop music might find the album frustratingly uneven. Overall, though, Forts is the first Boggs album to apply tuneful songwriting and decent production to their original deliberate sloppiness, and it suits them very nicely indeed.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2008
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5016958089023
catalogNumber:
758090
Rank:
252758

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boggs   Primary Artist
Julian Gross   Group Member
Billy Pavone   Group Member
Heather D'Angelo   Group Member
Jason Friedman   Group Member
Brad Conroy   Group Member
Christian Obermaier   Group Member
David Lloyd Wofford   Group Member
Ezekiel Healy   Group Member

Technical Credits

Joe Dilworth   Cover Photo
Dan Long   Engineer
Chris Zane   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Billy Pavone   Engineer
Brian Devine   Executive Producer
Alex Aldi   Engineer
Jason Friedman   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Drawing
Fabian Lestner   Audio Production
Holger Muller   Audio Production

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