Local Review: Pelpp and A. Vanvranken – Pedal

Local Music Reviews


Pelpp and A. Vanvranken

Pelpp and A. Vanvranken = Worm is Green + Bjork’s Vespertine – vocals


Electro-ambiance flutters in the deepening twilight; machines have warmth too. Like the sophisticated, emotional electronic renderings of Iceland’s Worm is Green, Pelpp and A. Vanvranken is minimal but powerful—knows when adding just one more note would be one note too much. Like Sigur Rós, A. Vanvranken blends instrumental layering with such expanded height and depth that Pedal seems to have been recorded in a cathedral. Even better than their first CD—and one of the finer local CDs I’ve reviewed