Signal Morning - Circulatory System
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  • Summary: The second album for the W. Cullen Hart-led indie rock band is its first in eight years.
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  1. Signal Morning is not only a vital part of that continued excellence; it’s one of the best damn albums of the year.
  2. It surpasses the previous Circulatory System effort, and stands to rival the best of Olivia Tremor Control's output.
  3. MS may have temporarily slowed the Athens, Ga., musician’s output, but it has not diminished its quality.
  4. It seems trivial for album length to be the crux of what makes Signal Morning work, but with one’s attention less spread out, less diluted, Hart’s musical strategy becomes that much more powerful. It’s the old showbiz adage: always leave ‘em wanting more.
  5. The decaying aural ellipsis felt hanging in the aether marks the dusky road of the album’s fist half. This is dark stuff, darker than our main man Hart is known for.
  6. One of Hart's sharpest decisions is to keep everything short--17 songs over the course of 45 minutes, which if not quite Ramones level is still pretty brisk--while ensuring each piece has its own individual character.
  7. For the most part, the record never gets off the ground the way good bedroom psychedelia should. [Summer 2009, p.60]

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