Every Direction Is North
"The double-neck guitar is the ultimate signifier of musical masturbation and phallocentric crotch rocking. That is, unless you're El Ten Eleven, the post-rock duo from Los Angeles, who lay down simple rhythms, then wield the finished product as mechanized dance jams." Flaunt "Once the record stops, you want more, and more, and more." Filter "Winning the prize for the most technically impressive band I've seen this year was L.A.'s El Ten Eleven. Dunn was often playing guitar and bass simultaneously on his double-necked guitar while his foot moved in a blur across effects and looping pedals. The coordination and precision was breathtaking without straying into gimmickry." DenverPost.com 'A sort of Silverlake-style Sigur Ros, the L.A. duo makes experimental instrumental music that's both highly skilled and deeply felt... The duo's compositions take on an incredible musical and emotional complexity.' - Spin "Is as thoughtful as it is unconstrained as it is satisfyingly accessible." Rochester City Paper 'As anyone who's ever seen the Soft Lightes can attest, Kristian and Tim are ridiculously good. El Ten Eleven's songs are all lifts and falls, transitioning easily from mellow indie sounds to full-on bounce-worthy rock and back again all within the span of four minutes.' OC Weekly "Constructed extraordinary tunnels of sound using various effects pedals and sampled loops that they create on the fly. Just think Explosions in the Sky - but with a pulse." Seattle Times.
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