November 17, 2009: The
["It's a giant leap forward for an
already formidable talent and one of the best albums I've heard this
18, 2009: Seattle
["Colossal is such a perfect name for
this album: In its modest instrumentation, it captures an emotional
resonance as full as a symphony orchestra's. "]
21, 2009: Three
["It is one of the most elegant, quietly
powerful albums you'll hear this year. No flab, every note picked
meaningful and emotional."]
[""Whether the medium is an invertebrate
or a vertebrate, Levi writes
and sings about their troubles with insightfulness and sincerity."]
Murder Is a Peaceful Gathering:
August 2, 2007: Musicemissions.com
["Like watching crows reveal themselves
in a group, these tunes each add to one another, while giving pause
to shine on their own."]
5, 2006: Fensepost.com
["The listener is left feeling in an
almost hypnotic state, with a heightened sense of paranoia and an
increased awareness of those black-feathered creatures."]
2006 : Paul M. Davis, Santa
["Seattle native Levi Fuller could be a poster boy for
the DIY movement. With a number of home-recorded solo projects, side
bands and his Ball of Wax series of compilations, Fuller exemplifies
a work ethic born out of the need to shield himself from Seattle's
healthy rainfall. There are no easy comparisons for the pulsing, experimental
Americana Seattle native Fuller churns out. At times his recent release
This Murder Is a Peaceful Gathering brings to mind a place
where Tortoise puts down the vibraphones and picks up the banjo and
No Depression magazine, but there are plenty of other reference points--to
the wooly fuzz of shoegazer music, to the fingerpicked meditations
of John Fahey, to the homespun, lo-fi charm of early Sebadoh. Fuller
has a grab bag of ersatz folk influences at his disposal, but uses
them wisely, hitting on a sound that is distinctively his own. Basement
music this good makes a strong case for endless winters."]
31, 2006: Border
Radio, The Stranger
["Throughout the centuries, our fine
feathered friends have inspired great works of art in all disciplines:
dance (Swan Lake), film (The Birds), poetry (The
Raven), and prose (Jonathan Livingston Seagull). But
a whole album about crows? Never. "]
["The Seattle singing/songwriting gent
known as Levi Fuller crafts somber elegant folk in league with Low,
Black Heart Procession, Sixteen Horsepower, Red House Painters and
Mountain Goats. Fans of any/all of those artists very well could find
themselves taking quite a shine to the slow smoldering beauty of This
Murder Is A Peaceful Gathering. An earth-toned tapestry of strummy
acoustic guitar, sinewy electric guitar textured with unexpected percussive
and atmospheric elements."]
12, 2006: KZSU
["This Seattle-based songwriter is
an artist’s artist, taking the time to create every second of
music with care, beauty and life."]
9, 2006: Hanx.net
["Hier toont de verbeelding wat ze
zo al vermag op te roepen als ze vleugels krijgt."]
14, 2006: Copacetic Zine
["Fuller's off-kilter music is well
suited for his choice of subject matter—and vice versa."]
14, 2006: Americana-UK
[". . . this is a multi-layered undertaking
full of wonderful metaphors and musical invention . . ."]
[". . . an audible topography that
really requires a still room, absolute focus or both to absorb . .
Did I Get Here?:
July 2004: Hybrid Magazine
6, 2003: Splendid
January 13, 2004: I swear Bandoppler
reviewed it, but it's not there anymore. (Ah, but I pasted it here,
on my CDBaby page.)
28, 2003: The Stranger.
26, 2007: Guest on The
Stranger's Setlist podcast
2007: Northwest Performer on Rock
11, 2007: I was The
Stranger's Band of the Week!
2006: Intervew with Michael Sanchez in Chief
16, 2006: Another podcast: this time with the legendary Robb Benson!
5, 2006: Brief mention in Kimberly Chun's "Sonic Reducer"
column in the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
10, 2006: Tizzy Asher of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
voted Levi Fuller & the Library a "band to watch in 2006."
10, 2005: Podcast interview with Ken Smith of SeattleNoise (download
28, 2005: Capitol Hill Block Party Preview in the Stranger.
23, 2004: Poster of the Week in the Stranger.
9, 2004: Live review by Dana, one of the Three
Dexter Street Stompers
The Luna Moth
I Is Not Always Me, an album written and recorded in the
month of February 2007 (download only).
Yonder: The Songs of Sparklehorse
Xmas 2006: more holiday cheer!
This Murder Is a Peaceful Gathering,
an album of songs about crows
Is Meaningless, a Magnetic Fields tribute (I covered Long
Ball of Wax
How did I get here?,
a debut full length CD.
Xmas 2003, another handmade audio xmas card.
Teeth, a 4-song handmade CD EP.
Xmas 2002, a handmade audio xmas card.
band member/supporting musician)
The Luna Moth:
Thunderous or Deluge ep
The Luna Moth:
The Compass that Only Points East.
Harmonies for One
The Way to Win: A True Story
Journey to Happiness Island
Alum, a handmade CD single, featuring two songs by Alum
Greater Than: Records by Their Covers
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