MK Ultra, a San Francisco quartet led by singer and guitarist
John Vanderslice, played ultra-catchy Brit-pop bouncing with Who-grade
MK Ultra (Artichoke, 1994) and
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Artichoke, 1995)
are generic collections of tuneful tunes that do not stick for longer than
Complex arrangements of piano, cello and violin highlight
The Dream Is Over (Artichoke, 1999), a reunion of sort after the
original line-up dissolved.
Red Cross and I Miss The War are representative of their
In Britain they would have been stars.
MK Ultra's John Vanderslice released many solo albums of idiosyncratic lo-fi pop:
Mass Suicide Occult Figurines (2000),
Time Travel Is Lonely (Barsuk) (2001),
Life and Death Of An American Fourtracker (2002),
Cellar Door (Barsuk, 2004), probably the best one,
Pixel Revolt (Barsuk, 2005), a close second,
Suddenly It All Went Dark (2006),
Emerald City (Barsuk, 2007),
Romanian Names (Dead Oceans, 2009),
with progressively more refined and layered arrangements
White Wilderness (2011), a collaboration with Minna Choi's San Francisco-based Magik Magik Orchestra (strings, woodwinds, piano, drums, pedal steel guitar).
White Wilderness (2011),
Diamond Dogs (2013) and
Dagger Beach (2013).
He also played on
Death Cab For Cutie's The Photo Album (2002),
Mates Of State's Team Boo(2003),
Okkervil River's Down The River Of Golden Dreams (2003),
After a six-years hiatus, he returned with
The Cedars (2019) and
Dollar Hits (2020).
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