A Retrospective 1998-2008
fg29 · CD · FILMguerrero · October 2009
Before Danny Seim started the acclaimed Portland, OR art rock trio Menomena (in which he drums impressively, and, along with Justin Harris and Brent Knopf, sings, writes, composes, arranges, deconstructs, and reassembles), he was the sole, prolific, and promotion-averse member of Lackthereof. Seim still finds time for making Lackthereof recordings, which, over the project's ten year history, have ranged from lo-fi to lush, acoustic to synthetic, poppy to noisy. A retrospective 1998-2008 or i was a christian emo twentysomething contains the best of Seim's Lackthereof work, selected by him from among a decade of remarkable electronic beat experiments, lo-fi indie dub, simple acoustic soundscapes, challenging art pieces, and much more, in an eco-friendly package that features 20 of Danny's original illustrations.