Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 teacher since 2004 blogger since 2012 podcaster since 2020

Gardens & Villa: Music For Dogs (Secretly Canadian)

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Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine October 2015 issue:

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Gardens & Villa Music For Dogs (Secretly Canadian)

Gardens & Villa move away from human and toward robot with each album. A protracted adjustment to this shift on the group’s third album, Music For Dogs, reveals this change is not for the good. Music For Dogs plays like an upside-down bell curve, with a high start and finish: Palpitating and Devo-like on “Maximize Results,” pretty and fun on “Fixations,” David Bowie channeled on “Happy Times,” “Jubilee” is deadpan, yet catchy; then forgettable in the dipped middle.

Watch the official video for “Everybody.”

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