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Album: Deuteronomy
# Song Title   Time
1)    Moon Beeps
2)    Secret Signals
3)    How to Improve Your Hearing Without Listening
4)    Dating Cops
5)    Tubes
6)    Sailor Dive
7)    Rooms and Bags
8)    Outer Echelon, The
9)    Our Solar System
10)    Deuteronomy
11)    Block of Ice
12)    Bad Siren
13)    Receptionist, The
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Performer Notes
  • The Intelligence: Lars Finberg (various instruments).
  • Personnel: Susanna Raphael Welbourne (vocals); Michael Burke McHugh (percussion).
  • Additional personnel: Michael Burke McHugh (background vocals); Susanna Raphael Welbourne.
  • Audio Mixers: Lars Finberg; Michael Burke McHugh.
  • Recording information: 11/04/2006-11/12/2006.
  • Given that Lars Finberg quit the A Frames to concentrate on the Intelligence, and that Deuteronomy is the first Intelligence album to be recorded in an honest-to-goodness studio with a producer, Finberg could be accused of taking his music seriously. However, listening to Deuteronomy proves this isn't the case -- the ever-so-slightly cleaner sonics just make it a clearer glimpse into Finberg's frenetic imagination. On "Moon Beeps," gurgling keyboards give way to gargantuan riffs with a dynamic impact that wouldn't have been possible on previous Intelligence albums. Other than that, however, Finberg's approach hasn't really changed significantly since Boredom and Terror (like that album, Deuteronomy is the work of Finberg alone), but that's a good thing. The Intelligence's melodies are so immediate, so relentless, they'd be jingles if they weren't drenched in prickly distortion and gooey, swampy reverb and sung by what sounds like a pissed-off android. Unlike the buzzsaw thrills of Boredom and Terror and Icky Baby, on Deuteronomy Finberg slows the tempo down just a little bit and gets a lot more eclectic. "Dating Cops" stomps in on a sped-up riff nicked from the Peter Gunn or Dragnet theme songs; "Rooms & Bags" sways and shuffles like cyber-rockabilly in a jukebox from the future; and "Outer Echelon"'s herky-jerky new wave could be a transmission from The Forbidden Zone. The Intelligence's music has never been as gleefully, unrepentantly weird as it is on Deuteronomy -- even compared to his In the Red compadres, Finberg's vision is pretty out-there, and delivered with a campy sense of fun that has been beaten out of much experimental and underground music. What to make of a frat-rock stomp with lyrics that go "I don't want to be destroyed/All I want is to lay on this block of ice"? It's probably best just to enjoy the sonic fun house that it -- and the rest of Deuteronomy -- provides. ~ Heather Phares
Professional Reviews
CMJ - "[T]he album is still everything Intelligence has always been: loud, craggy and unpredictable."
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