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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On its third studio album, Lotus continues to come off as a mixture of disparate influences. The instrumental quintet there are some occasional desultory vocals, mostly contributed by guests often recalls the sound of Neil Young & Crazy Horse particularly on the opening track, "Behind Midwest Storefronts," and on "Invincibility of Youth", as a stinging guitar, presumably the one played by Mike Rempel, leads the way through meandering melodies and the rhythm section lurches along behind. But then there are the electronic influences, apparent on such tracks as "Age of Inexperience," which recalls Pere Ubu and Devo, and "Bellwether," which reveals that somebody's been...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On its third studio album, Lotus continues to come off as a mixture of disparate influences. The instrumental quintet there are some occasional desultory vocals, mostly contributed by guests often recalls the sound of Neil Young & Crazy Horse particularly on the opening track, "Behind Midwest Storefronts," and on "Invincibility of Youth", as a stinging guitar, presumably the one played by Mike Rempel, leads the way through meandering melodies and the rhythm section lurches along behind. But then there are the electronic influences, apparent on such tracks as "Age of Inexperience," which recalls Pere Ubu and Devo, and "Bellwether," which reveals that somebody's been listening to Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock." Classic grunge rock, angular new wave, and electronic dance-rock are not styles many people would try to mix, nor are they ones many would be likely to enjoy in the same set, but Lotus manages to make all of it work, at least for the length of the disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2008
  • Label: Sci Fidelity Records
  • UPC: 662102111529
  • Catalog Number: 1115
  • Sales rank: 129,198

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lotus Primary Artist
Jesse Miller Group Member
Luke Miller Banjo, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Steve Clemens Drums, Group Member
Chuck Morris Group Member
Steve Yutzy-Burkey Vocals
Jesse Miller Bass, Keyboards, Recorder, Vocals
Chuck Morris Percussion
Mike Rempel Guitar, Group Member
Luck Miller Recorder
Thomas "Kypski" Elbers Turntables
Dave Ramsey Trumpet
Dana Weiderhold Violin
Chuck Morris Percussion
Mike Rempel Guitar
Krista Nielsen Cello
Jay Lapp Vocals
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Bill Moriarty Engineer
Luke Miller Composer, Producer, Engineer, Art Direction
Jesse Miller Composer, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Luck Miller Audio Production
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