That’s what was really noticeable with working with Andy Weatherall, the sense of space he brought to the recordings, as well as the level of detail over particular musical ideas or passages.
Even when they sound like indie rock they sound like indie rock in a parallel universe where the rules are subtly, but significantly, different.
Songs about scenes, whether celebratory or critical, are a bit too closed to really hit home with those of us for whom a trip out is a rarity.
This is a mildly psychedelic record, and tracks like Playas and Time Aparts reminds this reviewer of the hazy sonic stew AR Kane could cook up.
Are we still supposed to like No Age, or have they had their allotted 5 minutes?
The accent is on passionate: the chords and samples on Lazarus Phenomenon create a veritable Garden of Delights for Buck’s romantic whimsy to run riot in.
I thought it a strange LP then; and I do now.
After this came Splt Mlk, who are a combination of two of Incendiary’s favourite bands and who want to be booked to play at funerals and weddings
It hurts my Mancunian soul to write these words but it’s the label Factory should have been.
It helps, of course, that this band genuinely do have some of the greatest techno anthems ever in their arsenal; Chime still sounds as utterly unique as it did when it first emerged in 1989 (oh god, 1989?! join the club – ed)