Drawing comparisons with Der Ost is Rot or Movies by Holger Czukay (who, incidentally, was using samples in his work a good three to four years earlier) is an interesting game.
The album didn't sell well and I can't imagine that the ridiculous title helped any.
Oh, one more thing; the cover's a new romantic belter, with the two lads wearing futuristic swim suits at Dundee's local swimming baths.
As with bands such as Can, the influences are controlled and are used to create something genuinely new – it is the difference between eating a good stew and taking a nibble of all of the ingredients one at a time. In other words, it is all the difference.
So how would you describe Califone's music?
Not anywhere near as celebrated as it should be.
I played this to a friend from Sheffield and made the comment that “they took themselves very seriously”. “Well”, he exclaimed indignantly “they ‘ad to, they were from Sheffield.
What, oh what, happened to the Pale Saints?
There is a lot of magic and mystery surrounding SF Sorrow
Obviously a lot of love and attention had gone into this.