Remember CMJ – the magazine? So do we! In the mid-Nineties, it was the authority on left-of-the-dial music and those little CDs in the back were super influential not only to college DJs but to alternative-minded adolescents all around North America. If you read the June 1995 issue, you might’ve seen the magazine’s initial review of Scenic‘s Incident At Cima, which got a resounding nod of confidence from esteemed critic Douglas Wolk. According to Wolk, who compares the band’s sound to that of Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti, the album is “straight up gorgeous all the way, clear about what it’s suggesting, but free of clichés and imaginatively played.” Read his review here.
The LP has just been re-released, with a full disc of bonus material, via original label Indepedent Project Records. It’s on our download page – get it on the air now.