“Gustav’s muse can best be described as quirky Austrian pop, albeit with an impressive range of ideas that negate any movements towards twee girly candy-floss pop, (which, to be frank, normally does my head in).”
“As you would expect with a German independent label compilation, the selected tracks are uncompromising in their eclecticism.”
“Silver Jews are masters of catchy, self-depreciating music. It seems that the band are aware of this (how couldn’t they be?) and try to take advantage in promoting a dialogue with their listeners; personified in the little pull out that tells each fan how to play the songs on this LP. ”
“The LP hits a purple patch half way through; Fuzzy Nipple is a Hagen-esque joy whereas Virtual Leisure is a fantastic jack-booted march that somehow takes the spirit of Queen’s One Vision and makes it into a dreadful Euro sex anthem. ”
“If I was to be critical of Adem rather than his song selection, it’s that I think he needs someone to shake up his sound a bit.”
“In fact that’s the best description that I can give of this track – Harmonia jamming with Terry Riley. Exactly.”
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Hardly a need to review this, one might think, but it does need saying: this is a bloody good album. I didn’t, I confess, have particularly high hopes for it, never having been that bothered by the Bristol trip-hop scene. That it so quickly became dinner party music for that lot was a black mark in my book.
“Such is the dreamy confidence of this record that the strange phasing noises on Shoobaba and Sushi Stake Out mutate (with the add of a growling guitar line or two) into a magnificent dreamscape that is very reminiscent of Super Furry Animals…”
“I am really questioning, “Why do I do this?”, at the moment.”
Like Sonic Youth in the 1980s and Liars today, Elapse-O are one of those bands capable of bringing outsiders unfamiliar to experimental music in.
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