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shits all over your regular post-rock. so so so good compared to yawnsome stuff like mono.
I only realised how amazing it is once I turned the volume up though (kinda like Loveless that way). The first few months I had it I only had it on in the background and thought it was just ok. It really changes once you can hear everything.
Is Spirit of Eden similar/worth getting? I've had Laughing Stock for quite a while but've never checked out anything but that and hearing a few of the earlier (completely different sounding) singles.
as brilliant but still fantastic in places. often the album tracks would be horrifically cut down for the singles, but it is only those 2 albums that sound much like that. every single one of their albums sounds pretty different.
Spirit of Eden is the better album for me. Both are excellent but Eden is more atmospheric, more emotionally engaging.
But yeah, all the other albums are pretty different... Colour of Spring is worth s look all the same, though.
get this album for so long but never got round to it (I think because it is never less than Â£10.99 where I can find it). I will purchase it as soon as I can.
on soooo many bands is completely underappreciated. radiohead, tortoise, aaaall the post-rockers. 'New Grass' is absolutely beautiful.
he had a self titled solo album out in 1992(?), but know of nothing else. anyone else care to enlighten us?
decent resource for info about him:
I've got Mark Hollis' solo album...think it was a little later...ninety six or something.
Utterly fantastic record. Like Talk Talk- really experimental/cutting edge production.
They got all the musicians and placed them around a stereo pair of mics, to fully replicate the sound of a group of musicians in a room, rather than a track of guitar, track of drums, bass etc, blended with reverb. Songs are great too...harrowing sounding.
I like 'its my life'...
talk talk were incredible. i always end up going back to them. i even bought a harmonica once cos of them... although im fucking useless at that.
without them there would be no bark psychosis - hex, which is another album i fucking love. not surprising to see mark hollis working with graham sutton recently...
actually i totally got that wrong - it was the drummer Lee Harris that was working with Bark Psychosis, not Mark Hollis.
Once I actually held it in my hand as I was queuing up to pay for stuff in HMV, but then I realised there was another album I wanted more. Bah.
on a whim a few weeks ago, and was totally blown away. it's just so beautiful and organic and dense.