These are often tales of the inner soul, the solitary dreamer’s inert reaction to the world around them, a sort of lugubrious coping mechanism
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Why are these records all so bloody serious, so reverential anyway? Why do they look to be so sodding important? Why do these bands appear with a fanfare and then disappear?
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The good thing about this record is that Suuns have streamlined their sense of space and their inherently tough sound with a feeling of dynamics, with knowledge that less is more; that balancing a set of good tricks is better than going through a whole gamut of clever phrases and poses.
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It’s fair to say that a correct and intelligent obeisance to R&B is made here, and the record’s soulboy pretensions are wrapped in a prettily coloured kaftan
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Rapping about Cock a Leekie soup? You’d better believe it.
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The vibe is also like those early Ash Ra Tempel bliss-outs, the flipside to their fiery muse, the moments where they were coming down off all that acid from Leary.
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You feel that on Blue Willa’s release, Bozulich brings openness and a sort of focus to the expression of what could otherwise be a messy host of ideas and attitudes.
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You’re going to need some reserves of concentration here. Masayoshi Fujita – known also as el fog – has made a sensuous and intelligent set of musical essays on Stories;
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…there’s an element that sounds fresh and original, despite the fact that serious types indulging in recording industrial noises and whipping guitar samples within an inch of their life are a pound to a penny these days.
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