Dave Pajo, instrumentalist extraordinaire, has churned out a classic. An erstwhile member or performer with such luminaries in post-mod rock as Slint, Tortoise, Stereolab, Palace and King Kong, Pajo has a formidable cv. With this outing, he proves his value to each of the above-mentioned and also carves his own specific niche in the music pantheon.
"Post-Global" is an ambient journey, without the typical schmaltz that seems to accompany many recordings falling under that banner. Specifically, Pajo's hard-edged rock guitar is cleverly maintained within the buttery landscapes created by remixers Food, Bundy, Flacco and Tied and Tickle Trio. His uncompromising compositional skills shine throughout each track; making us aware through them of the numerous music influences Pajo brings to this recording. Although some have decried Pajo's music as "anti-fundamentalist tripe," and posited him as an "analog heretic; another angry young turk" overall Pajo seems unfazed.