The CD certainly looks interesting, in faded blue'n white, with a photo of what looks like a microscopic cell on the front and a scribbled ink painting on the back. So what kind of songs do green buildings inspire, I wonder?
Hypnotic ones apparently, is my answer, as Ten past Ten begins to flow up and down the speakers like fresh angeljuice: some sparklepretty hybrid of classical vox and sugarspun dance track. It makes you want to taste the song, run it round your hands like fabric. The pace is dreamy, this ain't no rock'n'roll. It's taking a deep breath on top of the Giant Wheel for a look around the whole fairground.
Next song Shoelaces undone kicks into life in a totally different vein, and one name springs to mind: Lemon Jelly. Yes, Sunny Delight-style bendy guitarsounds and quirky good-humoured keyboards bounce around like teddies inside a gameboy screen. Excellent.
Track 3, the aptly titled A short song about love clocks in at under 2 minutes and offers a warmer, yet more stripped down sound of guitars and drum machines with distorted, played backwards vocals sizzling around like a snake with a 30-a-day habit.
Finally, The Emperor gently takes you onto its wings and flies you back up to the cinematic views of the first song, albeit lighter now, and happier. The vocals sound like a tribal elfin choir and the drummachine's wrapped in candyfloss and there's a big grin spreading across my face by now in sheer enjoyment. Mmmh, this demo is amazingly addictive...
9Liane Cameron's Score