Maximum Ink
December, 2001

Indie News and Notes by Kurt Stream


Idaho has never received the recognition they deserve and they probably never will. They have contributed as much to the Slow-Core movement as Nirvana did for Grunge, but have always remained just below the radar. Their latest offering, Levitate, is cleverly disguised as a Jeff Martin solo album, having played everything on it but drums. The production value is far superior to any previous Idaho release, or anything else I've heard this year for that matter. A beautifully crafted, piano-driven album that reinstates just how important this band really is, Levitate completes another superb chapter for the sleepy at heart. Fans of Red House Painters or Low should defiantly have a few Idaho releases in their collection.

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