For the past five years, Omaha’s Doug Kabourek has been recording and releasing (by whatever means possible) a vast catalog of beautiful pop records. His first few lo-fi efforts came under the moniker of The Laces, and when 2000 rolled around, Kabourek found himself gaining a slightly higher profile from his work remixing fellow Omaha mainstays the Faint. With the release of Golden Sand and the Grandstand, a phenomenal concept record that told the backwards tale of a horse track’s sad demise, Kabourek renamed his efforts Fizzle Like A Flood and found himself the recipient of high critical praise. His follow-up effort, the “Love” single, was another recording benchmark, proving that even in a home studio with minimal equipment, a gorgeous multi-layered masterpiece was indeed possible.

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Doug Kabourek is back. After a pair of concept heavy full-lengths, his one-man Fizzle Like a Flood has crafted yet another pop masterpiece. Following in the vein of his more expansive and epic material, the new self-titled EP is a bright flash of fidelity and a lesson in boundless home recording that leaves you craving more.

In a way, the record is also a look back at Kabourek's formative years; the finale, "Shutters Closed," is a cover of Iowa City friends Tripmaster Monkey (who penned Kabourek's namesake, a song called "Fizzle Like a Flood"…), and the instrumentals, "Nothing Much" and "Something More," are grandiose reinterpretations of tunes first played in Doug's early days as The Laces. Even the artwork embraces the idea, a time capsule from another year, a picture taken, and the permanence of the past.

At the same time, Fizzle Like a Flood is unyieldingly progressive. Rather than using grand, yet tired, techniques to catch an ear, several moments of musical nakedness (a s

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For the past five years, Omaha’s Doug Kabourek has been recording and releasing (by whatever means possible) a vast catalog of beautiful pop records. His first few lo-fi efforts came under the moniker of The Laces, and when 2000 rolled around, Kabourek found himself gaining a slightly higher profile from his work remixing fellow Omaha mainstays the Faint. With the release of Golden Sand and the Grandstand, a phenomenal concept record that told the backwards tale of a horse track’s sad demise, Kabourek renamed his efforts Fizzle Like A Flood and found himself the recipient of high critical praise. His follow-up effort, the “Love” single, was another recording benchmark, proving that even in a home studio with minimal equipment, a gorgeous multi-layered masterpiece was indeed possible.

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