Ramona Falls - Intuit album
Intuit is the debut studio album by Ramona Falls, the moniker of Brent Knopf, better known for being one third of the band Menomena. It was released on August 18, 2009 on Barsuk Records. It was written and performed by Knopf, with guest appearances by 35 friends (including members of The Helio Sequence, Mirah, Loch Lomond, 31 Knots, Talkdemonic, Nice Nice, Tracker, Dat'r, Dear Reader, 3 Leg Torso, and Matt Sheehy). The cover was illustrated by Theo Ellsworth.
Ramona Falls is beautiful. Seriously, check it out on Google Earth some time. A multi-tiered waterfall in a dark glen on the slopes of Mount Hood in Oregon, it's one of those endlessly photographable landforms that makes you want to be there any time you see a shot of it. As a sort of shorthand for the natural majesty of the Pacific Northwest, the name works well for Portland's Ramona Falls, aka Brent Knopf of Menomena and a huge cast of his friends. Intuit, a word that nicely serves as a homophone for "Into It", works as a title for the album because it so neatly seems to describe the writing process- very few of the odd shifts and unexpected turns in the songs sound contrived or forced. Down to the cover art, it feels like a strong echo of everything great about Knopf's primary band.
Those who enjoy their indie-rock beautiful, intelligent and exquisitely constructed have been well served this year, with the debut release by We Were Promised Jetpacks and new offerings by Sunset Rubdown, Wild Beasts and Dirty Projectors proving that guys with guitars can still make interesting, moving music. Intuit - Very Good, Based on 4 Critics. 90. Those who enjoy their indie-rock beautiful, intelligent and exquisitely constructed have been well served this year, with the debut release by We Were Promised Jetpacks and new offerings by Sunset Rubdown, Wild Beasts and Dirty Projectors proving that guys with guitars can still make interesting, moving music.
Written By Brent Knopf. Release Date August 18, 2009.
Ramona Falls took shape after Menomena's recording process for their third album was delayed Brent played a handful of his own material at shows around Portland, Oregon sometime in the years prior to the Ramona Falls project, including a performance October 24, 2008 in New York under the name "Dear Everything. Some of this material was further developed for the band's first album Intuit.
|2||I Say Fever||4:30|
|5||Going Once, Going Twice||5:43|
|9||The Darkest Day||4:15|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Brent Andrew Knopf
- Copyright (c) – Brent Andrew Knopf
- Published By – Hot Water Freezes Faster LLC
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: A971891-01
- Label Code: LC 20296
- Rights Society: ASCAP
|BARK90||Ramona Falls||Intuit (CD, Album)||Barsuk Records||BARK90||US||2009|
|SOU002LP||Ramona Falls||Intuit (LP, Album)||Souterrain Transmissions||SOU002LP||Germany||2009|
|bark90pr||Ramona Falls||Intuit (CD, Album, Promo)||Barsuk Records||bark90pr||US||2009|
|SOU002||Ramona Falls||Intuit (CD, Album)||Souterrain Transmissions||SOU002||Germany||2009|