All My Rowdy Friends


School of Seven Bells, “Alpinisms” by Chris M
February 20, 2009, 2:23 pm
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School of Seven Bells is comprised of the Deheza sisters, Alejandra and Claudia (On!Air!Library!) known for their wonderful singing as well as Benjamin Curtis (The Secret Machines). Towards the end of 2008 they released a nice album entitled Alpinisms on the Ghostly label (Dabrye, Michna, etc.). The name is derived from “a mythical South American pickpocket academy that may or may not have existed in the 80s” according to SVIIB’s Ghostly bio. Interesting, and for that “the idea of seven minds working as one appealed” to Alejandra which in turn led to a serious collaboration between the Deheza’s and Curtis. “Iamundernodisguise” is the lead single from Alpinisms and a remix of the track was featured on Prefuse 73’s 2007 release “Preparations” and a lead single as well (yes, a lot of Scott Herren/P73 info this week). For those not familiar with the Deheza style of singing, their vocals are bounced back and forth in a ping-pong sort of way creating beautiful melody and rhythm. The end result is a psychedelic-pop shoegaze sound full of warmth and energy.

School of Seven Bells, “Iamundernodisguise”

-Chris

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