Monday, April 2, 2012
SPARKLEHORSE / Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot 
Mark Linkous had an uncanny knack for writing creaky folk songs or loud, feedback filled noise pop.
Linkous recorded his 1995 debut album, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot under the name Sparklehorse. Filled with slide guitars slipping into space, sleepwalking brush drums, daydreamy vocals and stabs of distorted feedback, Linkous' country tinged music manages to lean closer into alt. rock than it does hillbilly jamborees.
His music is sad but never annoyingly mopey as you can hear the appreciation Linkous had for the world and talents that surrounded him.
4 distorted old timey submarine bands out of 5
Songs Of Note: Spirit Ditch; Sad & Beautiful World