George Elliott

Novus Domus

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The half-dozen songs on this CD-EP are largely instrumental and add up to a mere dozen minutes, and leave the impression that these are a bunch of extra exercises that the prolific Elliott didn't fit onto his full-length releases. They're a little more in the synth-pop mold than much of his other stuff, and OK as lighthearted ambient pieces, with some pretty searing and buzzing riffs offset by more angelic tones. It's eclectic within its limited playing time, with passages bearing casual resemblances to Philip Glass, surf music, Christmas cheer, and more. It's nothing major, though, and the folky vocal number "12th Anniversary" is a blunt, deadpan depiction of ejaculation that's not terribly amusing or clever.