Neighbourhood review by Belleville Intelligencer

The Gertrudes have some kind of beautiful identity crisis, or perhaps the eclecticism is part of what defines the sound of the band. In addition to the ten band members there are an additional nineteen guests contributing vocals, horns, strings, marimba, doppler, heartbeat and organ.

The sum is even greater than the broad collection of shimmering parts. Is it appropriate to paraphrase Gestaltist theory in a record review? Neighbourhood is a modern Canadian Pet Sounds.

by David Reed
September, 2013

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