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  • Summary: The latest EP for the Atlanta, Georgia indie-rock band was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.
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  1. Rainwater Cassette Exchange certainly finds creative ways to transform their music and expand their already impressive catalogue, even if most of the songs are quite short and leave the listener yearning for more.
  2. 80
    A fluid transition is made into album closer Circulation, an exhilarating piece where the not-so-secret-weapon, drummer Moses Archuleta propels the band through the universe that's made Deerhunter's records so repeat-worthy; that place where reverbed typhoons are miraculously contained and space is somehow kept taut.
  3. The remarkable thing is that, even on an EP of accessible pop songs, Deerhunter effortlessly retain that shape.
  4. Rainwater Cassette Exchange confirms--Deerhunter may never make a loud or abrasive album again, but they have other, deeper fires, burning away fierce as ever.
  5. The result is not only Deerhunter’s least experimental batch of songs yet, but music that often sounds like it was written by another band.
  6. Ranging from translucent psych-pop to pummeling garage-rock, they're alternately assured and vulnerable, direct and subtle, light and dark.
  7. 60
    A few tracks seem unfinished, but Deerhunter's obsession with oblivion remains as intact as always.

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