PREGNANT - Ike Wimin Ike Wimin 12-inch Daniel Trudeau otherwise known as Pregnant makes beautiful mutant pop songs that gives off traces of The Residents’ most accessible material filtered through some electro and glitch elements. To tell you the truth, we honestly are not sure how Dan makes all his badass music but we know for sure that it is bad-ass and that everyone should hear it before they die or at least collect retirement. He has a great way of using loops and mashing different things one could never dream of doing like the Steely Dan/Steve Reich mash-up that is in this LP which we have already tagged as a “future classic”. Yes! Treat yourself to this one and be at awe at the musical gem that is “Ike Wimin.”

- Only For the Open Minded Blog

KDVS Recordings 007 has finally become available! Placerville artist Daniel Trudeau (Pregnant) has done it again, a solid album of beautiful psychedelic and electronic ambient pop songs on twelve inches of pristine vinyl. Send paypal orders to kdvsrecordings@gmail.com for the amount of $13 (+$2 shipping and handling) to receive your very own copy and we'll throw in a copy of KDVS's own quarterly magazine for free too!

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1.   FISH 2:03
2.   ALWAYS OCEAN W/ U CONCH 4:56
3.   UNCLE IN THE RIVER 1:25
4.   IMPORTANT CLOCK 4:16
5.   IT GOES DEEP 2:12
6.   I'M ALL AROUND ME 1:53
7.   SOMEONE'S GOING TO LOVE YOU 5:38
8.   HEY VALLEY 12:55
9.   WHAT WE ALL KNOW 4:06
10. ONE THING TO BE SURE OF 2:22
11. STEELY REICH 1:53

PREGNANT - Liquidation on Swans Liquidation on Swans "Pregnant is called so because it is so: it is the audible rendering of the reflective, kaleidoscopic ideas ceaselessly gestating in the mind of Daniel Trudeau. Two plus decades of living amongst the legions of chattering old folks, teen-age juggalos, and ramshackle junkies that fill the hill-lined recesses of Central Northeast California have led to a weirdly acute understanding of the full spectrum of human expressive possibility. Pregnant is the re-arranged refraction of this sensory input, a beautifully fucked-up tapestry stitched together from scraps of dormant inklings and theories. “Liquidation On Swans” is an immaculate conception, sonically birthed from the agile hands and emotions of Daniel, his friends and collaborators, and the innate strangeness of the people who color our everyday perception."

This cassette is definitely one of the better overall releases that has been submitted to us. It's refreshingly buoyant, consistently interesting, and is guaranteed to be a favorite for a large portion of our readers/listeners. I won't even weigh this down with comparisons or try to place it in any particular genre. You're better off just reading the description above and clicking the link below.

- ONGAKUBAKA

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1.   CONJURER 4:52
2.   DO THAT 2:48
3.   LIQUIDATION ON SWANS 3:15
4.   FOR SOMETIMES 3:06
5.   BE GENTLE WITH ME 2:09
6.   STARS SURROUND YOUR HOUSE 3:07
7.   ME AND MOBIUS 3:01
8.   COMMUNITY BUILDER 2:53
9.   MAYBE 2:44
10. THERE'S A RIVER 5:16

PREGNANT - Regional Music Regional Music

Pregnant’s Regional Music, which drops this July on Lifes Blood Recordings, is a great EP: tracks grow organically from roots-y loops or beats and are what I’d like to term, maybe unintentionally-pejoratively so, as “hick-hop," but that’s an affectionate and loving pigeonhole: The beats are sick, the songs inventive and addictive. I’m just getting clever with Highway 50 foothills meets rad riddims anologies” and failing miserably. But forgive, please, and check Pregnant out. Now.

- SN&R

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1.   ALONE 2:59
2.   UPHILL DIVINATION 2:23
3.   TRIBE 3:43
4.   ORGANIGAN 2:50
5.   BUM 2:45
6.   REGION 3:17
7.   WIFF OF FATHER 2:50
8.   PASTEL 1:57
9.   SELLING RECORDS 3:02
10. LIP BEINGS 4:10
11. CROP CRICLES 1:47

PREGNANT - Life Hard: I Try Regional Music

"The fourth LP from Pregnant is 'an ode to all the outsiders,' according to the erstwhile and wonderful Daniel Trudeau. If you’ve heard his music or seen any image bearing his stamp of approval, you know he probably hasn’t developed his music with the support of the local society pages. Nevertheless, Daniel has dedicated this album to others. His latest offering is also his biggest musically – the production gives his bouncy poptronica a wide world to rove in, ranging from endearing and happy to the downright danceable. If you already knew Pregnant, then Life Hard: I Try will seem like part of a very natural progression; his signature loops and glitchy beats are all there, but now their self-assurance is complete and the end result is perfection."

- Get Off the Coast

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1.   LIFE HARD: I TRY 4:42
2.   NATURAL FEELINGS 2:54
3.   VARIOUS GROOVES 2:22
4.   DOG 2:48
5.   "HIGHER GROUND" 2:46
6.   AUDIO/VISUAL 2:34
7.   SHOVELLE 2:57
8.   I WASN'T GETTING PAID 2:49
9.   ANOTHER DAY 3:46
10. YOU CAN DRINK FROM BELLPEPPERS 3:24
11. LETTER TO A FRIEND 3:06
12. SHE HEALS BLISTER (ZAC NELSON COVER) 2:53
13. RITUAL AND HABIT 4:40
14. VITAMIN D 3:55