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Makes me think of The Anchor Song a little.
I liked 'Crystalline' a lot, but there's something about this that just doesn't sit well with me. It reminds me of 'Volta' a little bit, and I thought that was a pretty shite album, too.
But then it all goes downhill on rollerskates.
I think the project is monumentally impressive, and I applaud her for doing something so interesting and experimental, especially tapping into the iPhone market in such an interesting way. But having listened to the live versions from the Manchester shows, it seems some of the musical ideas themselves are very half baked, like the music's taken a back-seat and has been a bit haphazardly put together. Still, here's hoping i'm proven wrong.
As for the Crystalline 12", if it's the single release of it then yes, that is to be the same as the album version. What's the B-side?
to sit on my bedside table and be my alarm clock by singing a song of my choice each morning for a month, then I ain't paying £500 for anything.
Directed by Gondry. I'm not that impressed, but I think they've set the bar quite high with previous efforts
It seems to me she's not re-inventing her sound on this album as much as she usually does. It's all a bit familiar. I get the impression the emphasis is all on the delivery, with the sporadic gigs, music workshops etc. rather than the record.
when you've been around for over twenty years (and almost twenty as a solo artist), it's going to be pretty hard to keep on re-inventing your sound.