Rain Machine

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  • Summary: Kyp Malone who has appeared on TV On The Radio and Iran's albums, releases his debut solo album.
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  1. 80
    Rain Machine doesn’t have TVOTR’s Berlin Wall of Sound might, but it’s still an accomplished work.
  2. Rain Machine is an introspective album that rings more of Malone's earlier influences than of boundary pushing inventiveness--but that's not a bad thing.
  3. Half of it’s as good as anything TVOTR have ever done.
  4. Rain Machine gives Malone an appealingly mellow yet resolutely independent identity for his solo music; even if it may not be for fans of his other projects' more accessible material, it's nice to hear a full album of what he can do on his own.
  5. Mojo
    But those with the gumption to take this record on will certainly come out of it knowing they've listened to something, and you can't fault Malone for putting himself out there. [Dec 2009, p. 94]
  6. Q Magazine
    Rather like Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante's solo work, Malone pootles around the margins of commerciality, nodding to the avant mischief of Buthole Surfers and engaging folksy clatter of Devandra Banhart, while on Driftwood Heart the vocals are almost oepratic. [Dec 2009, p. 120]
  7. Under The Radar
    It's an uneven album, often too earnest to be clever, which will leave listeners missing the strength and humor of his other work. [Fall 2009, p.65]

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