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Can be streamed on www.myspace.com/65propaganda and is out on the 26th.
I did a review here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/5xnv
Best thing they've done hands down.
details coming soon
If there's one concern, it's that it's too 'in your face' and go-go-go - there isn't the subtle use of dynamics we saw on the previous record. It's pretty much a rave from start to finish.
'Debutante' is the stand-out on first listen, probably because it's the most reserved thing here.
looks a bit like the Suede debut cover...
Also, I've never heard a note by this band but always imagined they were a bit 'noisy post-rock' - are they not? The review refers to The Prodigy and Pendulum...??
And while I did mention Prodigy and Pendulum it was more in reference to the comparative approach in relation to their previous work then a direct rip of their sound.
It's not all instant - it definitely builds over time until you can't shake it out of your head anymore.
but have now gone a bit dancey/ravey?
I should probably search elsewhere rather than asking here - sorry. Just being lazy...
Obviously i'll give it another bash, but think that's me done with 'em.
Will definitely keep it going.
Just pre-ordered it from amazon.co.uk for £5.97! For a new CD, that's A BARGAIN!!!!!!
They seem to have abandoned most of what made them good (dynamic, progressive songwriting, subtlety) in favour of full-bore glitch-rave. And despite the emphasis on this new direction, not a SINGLE track here bangs as hard as Eastern European Dance Parties.
The elements of surprise and variety have been lost.
I like the new direction. Whilst it's hardly groundbreaking (do they claim to be?), at least it's not a facsimile of everything gone before, which they could quite as easily have churned out.
Album 3 to me felt like a refinement of everything they'd been about - sure there were strong similarities to their previous work, but for me it was all so much better-produced and imaginatively-rendered - there was more variety in the attack and the whole thing flowed like a dream. Its use of restraint and surge was excellent.
This record feels like being hit over the head with a drum-machine for 50 minutes.
Maybe it'll grow on me, though! I am no advocate of a band remaining in the same place, so at least they have moved on (a little).
Go Complex is pretty good, and Debutante is REALLY good. Tiger Girl isn't bad either. What I'm trying to say is that this album farts around for ages doing little that arrests me, then gets its shit together.