Friday, July 27, 2012

AVALANCHE - CHRISTCHURCH EP'S COMPILATION


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Collapze Into
by R.C. Avellansoa


Before the month ends, I leave you with the best compilation I heard for the whole month of July. This is completely a very good and rare find. All New Zealand artists forwarded by a good friend who gladly sent it online without my asking. It just shows how much he wants someone to heed and hear this compilation. A gem of sorts. Shoegaze, Rock and Metal. A 90s rock complete mix. Three tracks from five artists. Supertanker, 147Swordfish, Pumpkinhead, Loves Ugly Children, and Lurch. Packaged in one serving.



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Friday, July 20, 2012

MATES OF STATE - ALL DAY EP


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Parallelographically Fit
by R.C. Kola

 

The indie rock couple Mates of State, Kori and Jason is on to their lovely chemistry with this wonderful 2004 EP.  The EP is classic Mates of State. Four tracks that'll leave a smile on your face. Sensible and understandable lyrics, that's what makes Mates of State the duo to follow. Their version of David Bowie's "Starman" sounds entirely like their own. Keys and drums just sound so fit and parallelographically good. Eerily decent and neat, indie-pop royalty.



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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

THE CHURCH - JAMMED


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This is The Church's all instrumental record. Described as epic: ebbing, flowing, distorting, rocking and floating. The first track "The Sexual Act" lasted for about 38 minutes. Trippy, like watching gypsies or half naked primates dancing around a bonfire. Or a tribe of hippies smoking their last straw for another trip to the mountains of Tibet. Or picture yourself drunk out of your senses crawling from the door to your bed which seemed a thousand meters away. Or a swim to shore that you never seem to finish across. Under dumb lights and mocking trees, over skewed bridges and absurd skies. With tambourine shakes, and spinning drones, this jam could mess your head or rearrange it in proper order instead.




 
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Monday, July 16, 2012

BOOK OF LOVE - I TOUCH ROSES: THE BEST OF BOOK OF LOVE


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On Candlelight
by R.C. Kola

 

The unmistakable "Femme Fatale" sound of the Book Of Love. From Philadelphia to New York, this synth-pop New Wave group lived from 1984 until 1993. Played behind bands like Depeche Mode, their success zoomed in on 80s to the 90s dance culture. Their songs remixed and ultimately ended up with this Greatest Hits compilation. A lot of their singles were featured in films like The Silence of The Lambs, Philadelphia, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles.



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Sunday, July 15, 2012

THE CHURCH - BACK WITH TWO BEASTS


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Dressed for Sunday's Best
by R.C. Kola

 

Kilbey and friends or The Church. I'd say this should be good. It is The Church. But this didn't hit me good the way it should. It made me sleepy at first, skipping the tracks and back again. Almost like shoegazing, popdreaming, looking for that familiar, distinct enchanting and magical sound. Snowfaller got me.  Found it eventually after replays. It needs a lot more time to get caught on this two beasts' net. Length of that Night Sequence was the longest, lasted twenty minutes to be exact. Like listening to a track from Jammed. I Don't Know, this last song reminds me of Sonic Youth and Jesus & Mary Chain.



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THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS - SOUND...GOODBYE TO YOUR STANDARDS


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Turn and Look Behind
by. R.C. Avellanosa

 

The lesser known release after their breakthrough "Laughter". Just a handful knew and bragged about this release. Released in 1991 before "Ricochet", The Mighty Lemon Drops often described to be the shadow behind Echo and The Bunnymen. But this band did somehow brighten up my days. Energetic and purely Modern Rock. A built-up group spawned from The Doors influence and the Brit-rock daze. The true sound of post punk sensibilities. The band deserves a crown as big as The Cure's head. Sound... Goodbye To Your Standards is an outright opening for their 90's sound. "My Shadow Girl", the most striking track. Still this has failed to parallel Laughter. The release didn't get much attention and slowly led to the band's break-up after Ricochet. Nevertheless, it's still mighty good.



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