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Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:46 pm
by marowak
I'm honoured to be included in that list. Thanks.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:59 pm
by frank
Browsing..

Made me thing of McEnroe. Instrumental electro stuff. Very cool. Hard to find on YouTube.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:41 pm
by placidcasual76
Bobstains wrote:A new one for me is Public Service Broadcasting, I have only just discovered these even though they have been making music for sometime.

The first album and only album (a new one is out next week) Inform - Educate - Entertain reminds me of bands like The Avalanches, The Go Team, Amongst the Pigeons. They use guitars, samples (from old movies), bleeps, whistles and loops to bring you something a bit different.

The Guardians review may be more suited.

Here is a Poo tube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u4Md_aXVJE

Enjoy!
Here's the new one.

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/15/385549238 ... -for-space

My dad did the sound for them a couple of years ago - Said it was one of the strangest and best gigs he has ever done.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:49 pm
by h26
placidcasual76 wrote:
Bobstains wrote:A new one for me is Public Service Broadcasting, I have only just discovered these even though they have been making music for sometime.

The first album and only album (a new one is out next week) Inform - Educate - Entertain reminds me of bands like The Avalanches, The Go Team, Amongst the Pigeons. They use guitars, samples (from old movies), bleeps, whistles and loops to bring you something a bit different.

The Guardians review may be more suited.

Here is a Poo tube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u4Md_aXVJE

Enjoy!
Here's the new one.

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/15/385549238 ... -for-space

My dad did the sound for them a couple of years ago - Said it was one of the strangest and best gigs he has ever done.
I'm really looking forward to next week as i'll be collecting their new cd at a rough trade instore gig on Wednesday and seeing them at the national space centre on Friday. If you haven't got their ep the war room I would recommend getting it

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:28 pm
by Bobstains
Credit where its due.

Thanks for the link, cant wait for the real thing.

Im gutted I only found these after The Space Centre had sold out.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:47 pm
by Blonde
This week is a fantastic week for releases. The new Public Service Broadcasting album is brilliant. Its worth reading the album notes to understand the songs a bit more. Sputnik and The Other Side are my favourites, along with Gagarin. I find myself holding my breath during The Other Side, waiting for the astronauts to make contact. I've just got back from seeing them at Rough Trade, where it was great to see the new songs and the archive footage, even if they didn't show the video for Gagarin, which you can watch here: http://youtu.be/wY-kAnvOY80 (it has dancing astronauts, what's not to like?)

Also this week, I've been loving the mini-album from Darlia. Quite a grungy sound.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:40 am
by Bobstains
Hmmm, ive been signed off for two weeks and my copy has been delivered to work, along with my Esme Pattersin cd.
I do like the dancing astronauts, reminds me a little of Flight of the Conchords, Robots.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:25 pm
by Evan
The new TO KILL A KING record is out on Monday, and it is really very good. Head and shoulders above their last one, if you ask me.

You can stream it on Spotify (UK/Europe): http://open.spotify.com/album/4bfVZyZEPFigsE6to3C5Sy, or just buy it: http://www.xtramilerecordings.com/Shop/ ... XMR_RE_180 (independent record stores are also carrying a limited edition of 500 on red vinyl).

I had some involvement in the artwork side of things, and I am happy to report it's turned out very nice.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:52 pm
by Bossman66
The Chief is back!

Noel Gallagher has returned with his High Flying Birds in the shape of their second album 'Chasing Yesterday' and it's excellent.

Liam may have had the swagger but Noel had the tunes and he still does.

This builds on his first solo work & yes as usual he wears his influences on his sleeve.

I'm old enough to remember the excitement Oasis generated in the mid 90's (bloody hell that Maine Road homecoming gig was awesome) & Noel seems freed up by not needing to match their sales & singles successes.

This starts with 'Riverman' which has a swampy, almost bluesy feel, not that dissimilar to Jon Allen's 'Deep River' album that I enjoyed last year.

It then veers to the more Oasis sounding first single 'In The Heat Of The Moment'.

The Girl With X-Ray Eyes, reminds me of a tune from the 60's which I can't place but which I know I like, then comes 'Lock All The Doors' (which was apparently written around the time of Definitely Maybe & consequently sounds like early Oasis in a good way!

The Dying Of The Light is mid paced and meanders a bit with a catchy chorus. It touches on getting older as it's subject.

The Right Stuff is the second track after 'Riverman' to feature sax & bass clarinet. It's almost jazzy, definitely a bit of a departure for Noel. My least favourite so far but it could be a grower. It's one of the 2 tracks that came out of sessions co-produced with 'The Amorphous Androgynous' along with 'The Mexican' (track 8 ).

'While The Song Remains The Same' (title a nod to Led Zep perhaps?) is more upbeat & is ok without being great, the weakest section for me is tracks 6 & 7.

I like 'The Mexican' a little more. Quite bassy with a bit of a dance groove too.

Then we return to the more familiar Oasis sounding songs 'You Know We Can't Go Back' which is one of my favourites already & the second single 'The Ballad Of The Mighty I' (not a ballad of course & doesn't feature the title like 'The Mexican') which I wasn't sure about initially but which has grown on me after repeated plays on Radio 2. The latter features guitar work from Johnny Marr too.

Being a fan, of course I got the deluxe version.

The 3 bonus songs 'Do The Damage', 'Revolution Song' & 'Freaky Teeth' are all good, better than The Right Stuff & 'While The Song Remains The Same' imo, in the vein on Oasis's old b-sides. I'm not big on remix's but 'In The Heat of The Moment' is remixed by 'Toydrum'. It doesn't add to the song as far as I'm concerned, but I guess it's alright if you like a dancey remix.

A good solid album from Noel which should do well & build on the success of his debut. Better than most of the latter Oasis output for sure.

Here's the first single:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIIZnZ-pgDI

Bossman

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:14 am
by marowak
Agreed. The new NG album is pretty good.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:54 pm
by marowak
I saw Noel in Soho the other week. Kind of wish the album was already out so I could have told him how much I enjoyed it.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:20 pm
by Bossman66
Could get ridiculed for this here, but the much hyped James Bay album is pretty decent............

Bossman

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:39 pm
by Yoyo Ma
James Bay is not necessarily my type but there's no denying the kid is talented and he has some soul.

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:17 am
by Evan
The new Blacklisted record, When People Grow, People Go is a monster. Signifying a return to the hardcore roots following their last (excellent) full length from 2009, No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me - which was slower paced, and took the band in a new (and not entirely well received) direction. This is far more familiar territory, and genuinely outweighs the expectations I had for it.

Clearly this is not for everyone, but if you like your angst delivered at pace, then this might be for you.

http://deathwishinc.com/releases/7/#265

Re: New cd reviews...........

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:47 pm
by skhmmxi
The new Sufjan Stevens album "Carrie & Lowell" has somewhat floored me this week.

I've been pretty hit and miss with his work in the past, I don't rave about his every creation like some of my friends, but in my opinion this is his best album to date, by miles.

Melodically it's beautiful, in contrast to the lyrics which tell the tragic tale of Sufjan's mother and the redemption given by his stepfather.

One for quiet reflection, this album.