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Posted: Mon, 8th Apr, 5:55pm Post subject:
Wouldn't it be funny if Theme from Spice ,(Girl) Planet was from spb You know the electronic pop that the young people like? This mix is that.
But reasonably mixed within the definition.
Who needs genre labels anyway?
So strap yourself in for my second listen to the 22 tracks.
Starts deceptively with proper instruments and seagulls chirruping. Nice intro.
Now we are in at the deep end.
One of those ladies that the record industry likes. Wonky sounds over a "psy-rock safari" ? They do the 80s pop talking thing in the middle. Under-produced Trevor Horn copyist.
Which the next track does a better job of.
This lady has listened to Twin Peaks theme and thought "i can do a better job of those lyrics" she cannot, but this is nice.
Overstays its welcome with a minor key sleighbell fade out.
(John Shuttleworth keyboard sleighbells)
Bang up to date with a very nice Korgis tribute act by a lady. "into the wilderness" "away from the loneliness" very astute.
Might be Morten Harket's cousin.
Very late 80s sound, driving trippy vocals.
I cannot understand what he is singing.
Where do these people learn to sing?
Okay, reminds me if Paris Angels.
But then I get reminded of Wire by Teleman so what do I know?
Ends with an almost Bunnymenesque bass riff.
Sweet lady singing over the flute setting on a family Yamaha organ. Or maybe the piccolo.
Drums from a Martin Rushent era Human League tune. If only Phil Oakey joined in this might be excellent.
But again runs out of ideas half way through.
Karin Dreijer's man voice is based on Will Powers you know.
This sounds modern.
Integillent pop, another lady popstar that I do not recognise? "keep your bike still" is probably not what she sings.
"i'm not your fortune teller"
Opens with that arpeggiating synth of Royksopp & Yeggles. Fans of Barbarossa vocals may find this unsatisfying.
Sings the "nothing" of "i have nothing left to prove" with the earnestness of Bros.
Some synths and a bass.
(the guitar, not the fish)
Sounds like early New Order,
Or more accurately, late New Musik.
Shame they did not go the full Tony Mansfield vocal.
"it just takes time"
Tell that to Naked Eyes.
Time era ELO synth.
Intro and then no song which is a shame.
"Turn to Marry. The face in my mirror.
Something in my heart is paranoia.
My friend works a long way away. (or in fur)
And that is the cause of my sadness."
You get the idea.
OMG! Sax solo!
Maybe even analog.
Or "chanson bonne"
Electronic windchime intro of the erasure tribute band (eh, Gnome Gamers?)
Sadly, euro-passion vocal not Andy Bell.
Not bad though. Waving in Berlin.
At a German film star.
Vince Noir on 3rd keyboard
Plastic Bertrand meets Suicide.
Lovely, lively, stands out here.
Having missed Archipel, but having seen them around Ainster, I am going to pretend this is them.
NO, WAIT, this is the Vince Noir band.
Chicks with synths.
Even namechecks "nuclear season" like s proper 80s band.
I expect two tone clothing & bleached spiky hair.
And a name like Auto No Beta.
I hope this is the theme from a Stephen Chow romantic comedy about people who meet at a tai chi cooking school.
What if Heaven 17 were French?
This is what.
Starts with a synthetic choir like Annie Lennox might have lying around.
Recently revisited the first Eurythmics album and I bet this lady would like it.
And maybe my mixer would too.
Fade out choir may be a poorly looped Liz Fraser and for that reason, I'm out.
Chaka Khan "ain't nobody" covered by Pet Shop Boys tribute act, The Hamster Wranglers. At least it starts like Chaka and quickly drops off into Howard Jones.
Trippy molokoish backing vocals with a laconic lounge lizarday have been doing some sort of partying yesterday evening. "It must be thunder"
(or post-Gnomery come down)
A well-spoken French lady over Eno-esque sound builds to crashing guitar that would be stolen by the BBC if it were Sigur Ros.
As I cannot understand much of her Frenchy talk, it could be from the end of Martyrs.
In this review, there is nothing I hated, but I have indicated ones I especially liked enough to check out more. All a bit of a theme, and only one I have knowingly heard before.
Overall, I could send thus back to myself circa 1981 and BLOW MY MIND!
Thank you, mixeur.
Are you a lady?
If not are you a high heeled French chap?
Crikey Ade that was above and beyond the call of duty - reviewing the CD on your way home from Gnomegame
We had some lovely entries boys and girls and the grand total was overwhelming* with the under-elevens section being particularly impressive**
From the thoughtfully prepared (technically stolen) re-writable CD, the pre-wrapped and beautifully packaged, the intricately folded origami to the handcrafted artwork (completed just 20 minutes before Beefball....) my heartfelt thanks to those who actually contributed to this.
Reviews are very welcome but not mandatory. I listened to part of mine in the car this morning, barely recognised anyone and thoroughly enjoyed it
*eight - but as I had to wrap them up after Sunday morning breakfast and before Beefball I was quite grateful for that, plus...quality over quantity......
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