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Aby Laby Land / Press

“In a musical world of dreadful, monotonous sameness, Aby Laby Land has managed to produce a unique, melodic sound that draws in an audience and holds their attention.”

“What appears to be a simple little record is full of some of the more intricate and delicate playing I’ve heard all year. Aby Laby Land is back with their second record, Binary Stars, and is a rare gem of an album that is so layered and multifaceted that it deceives as much as it rewards...the disc has a beautiful sound: This is not a “local” sounding album, handicapped by budget restraints and the like. “The Drinking Gourd” is as high quality a song, from writing to recording, as any you’re likely to hear”

“The new EP by this revamped local quintet defies easy categorization...An offbeat blend of folk instrumentation, British lit, indie cute and prog-rock imagination, Entertainment shows Aby Laby Land at their brightest when they successfully tap into the spirits of The Kinks, XTC or Frank Zappa...there are moments that make a listener sit up, even if it’s just for the never-before-heard sentiment I am your toilet seat/you are the ass that holds me down.”

“Aby Laby Land is back with an album called Binary Stars, a sprawling effort filled with the band's requisite stringed instruments, meandering arrangements and ethereal sounds and vocals. These 11 tracks never disappoint in churning out an emotion and/or mood that, well, you probably weren't expecting. "Man's Best Friend" is a particularly mellow yet intense piece that could have been something John Lennon and Jerry Garcia did one evening on a particularly wild acid trip. Perhaps the best thing about Aby Laby Land is that this outfit is simply genuine and original. How can it be classified? Alt-folk, maybe? This is one of those bands that genuinely defies classification, because elements of many different influences and genres pop up throughout the recording.”