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Archive for July, 2007

Cocteau Twins - Victorialand

Victorialand is the most ethereal and atmospheric album by Cocteau Twins. Maybe it’s for the absence of Raymonde, or it was just the moment.
But Victorialand is one of my very favorite albums by these scottish guys.

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The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

An awesome retro rock album with a very good early-hip hop side. The only down of this jewel is the “over-vintage” production. It makes the sound too compressed, crispy and lacking bass.
But I think it’s part of their show. So the overall is very good.

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Death from Above 1979 - You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine

Death from Above 1979 was a short-lived canadian duo. They recorded just one album and it’s good as hell.

A noiseful and energetic dance punk played by bass and drums. A limited lineup, but a very good sound. Most of the songs are hits.

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De Facto - Megaton Shotblast

De Facto is the last stand to Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez before The Mars Volta. And they were already in the good companion of Isaiah Ikey Owens and Jeremy Ward. At that time they started doing public jams with John Frusciante and Flea, both from Red Hot Chilli Peppers. And because of De Facto they met John Theodore, who would become the drummer for The Mars Volta in the three first albums.

The album is a very nice dub strongly influenced by King Tubby plus a cool latin mood.

A must for Cedric & Omar fans.

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Coctails - Peel

The Coctails are an underrated but seminal indie rock band. They influenced lots of bands that are today cassified as post-rock.

Peel is a delightful album. All songs are whimsically simple and delicate.

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Can - Tago Mago

Aside to Ege Bamiasy this is the Can‘s masterpiece.
An awesome trip. An ode to the subconsciousness. More diverse than its successor Tago Mago stands in my mind as a more rock n’ roll oriented music.
The only let down is the weak audio production. But it’s not band’s fault.
I think there’s a remastered version out there, but I don’t I’ve listened to this.

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Can - Ege Bamyasi

Can, one of the most famous krautrock bands has 2 perfect albums. One the them is Ege Bamiasy, and it’s the one I like the best.

The music is commonly compared to a hypnotherapist clock. And if you are curious you must discovery it yourself.

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