Hard Rubbish - Lower Plenty
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  • Band members: Al Monfort, Daniel Twomey, Jensen Tjhung, Sarah Heyward
  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Australian indie quartet of Sarah Heyward, Al Montfort Jensen, Tjhung, and Daniel Twomey was recorded on an eight-track reel-to-reel tape.
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  1. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    To the un-jaded, yes, boring, but to these well-worn ears, Lower Plenty drop some serious knowledge.
  2. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    Plays like an xx-lite confined to analogue. [Sep 2013, p.96]
  3. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    It’s little over 20 minutes long, and has incredibly sparse, softly organic arrangements, but Hard Rubbish succeeds in achieving a density which makes the LP feel twice its length, conveying the slowness of time spent in sorrowful solitude perfectly, and--most amazingly of all--succeeding in turning the absence of feeling into something intensely affecting.
  4. Aug 13, 2013
    70
    You’ll come across both seemingly self-explanatory clues and more esoteric ones, which taunt you with their mysteries, and you will lose sense of time and reality as you wade through the debris. This album will absolutely floor you if given the chance.
  5. Sep 4, 2013
    50
    Hard Rubbish is only a simulacrum of thoughtful, accomplished indie rock of the post-adolescent doodling variety.