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MV & EE, Lost Creek Ramblers and Brumes

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Little Axe Records (map) Northeast
Thu., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. 2012 21+

Self-described as "lunar raga," MV & EE (Matt Valentine and Erika Elder) clearly have a strong enough familiarity with off-kilter melody to accurately label themselves as such. But it's not only "lunar" raga—it's an Americana raga, which is as interesting to listen to as it is to say out loud. Imagine Neil Young's and Pink Floyd's languidness combined with the unsettled temperament of Tim Kinsella's music and you'd get, well, the aural depiction of what it's like to peel off an acid trip while floating down a river. A really bright, tinny, waveless river. Considering they've put out over 30 releases in the past decade, it's not incredibly surprising that their lineage floats on and off of apparent improvisation, but that feel is the flesh and blood of their ideological sound. It all comes off effortlessly, as if they couldn't stop making music even if they tried. JONATHAN MAGDALENO

Little Axe Records

5012 NE 28th, Portland, Oregon 97211

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  • Thu., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. 2012
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