All posts by Jesse C. Dienner

Jesse C. Dienner is a former REDEFINE magazine Staff Writer.
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Body Language – Social Studies Album Review

“I’ve got time to kill… like we all do,” croon Body Language, with charisma, over a whirling synthesizer. “You Can” opens their new release, entitled Social Studies, introducing an album packed full of slow jam grooves suitable for a club setting — though perhaps a club from the 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s. The second track,...Read...
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Paleo – Fruit Of The Spirit Album Review

During my first listen to this record, I hated it. It seemed whiney, and the tape hiss and overall crunchiness overshadowed the melodies. The songs were like musical vitamins, so concentrated my body couldn’t absorb them. But after a few more listens, the figurative taste that Fruit Of The Spirit left in my mouth inverted...Read...
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Jared Mees And The Grown Children – Only Good Thoughts Can Stay Album Review

It is a toss-up between “Inaudible Song II,” and its predecessor, “Billy Bird,” when it comes time to recommend my favorite song from the optimistically-titled Only Good Thoughts Can Stay by Jared Mees And The Grown Children. On multiple random occasions, both songs have surfaced in my head while I have been out and about...Read...
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Dag for Dag – Boo Album Review

The debut full-length album from Stockholm brother-sister duo Dag För Dag, entitled Boo, starts off with a short introduction track. At the end of this 30-second preface, there is a distant, “One… two… three… four,” and immediately track two, “I Am The Assassin,” commences. With a compelling bass and drum line, followed by a sleek...Read...
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