While Alan McGee is wasting his time with Pub bands, Mark Bowen and Dick Green have been releasing some of the greatest albums of this year. This is a little reminder of that fact.
Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst) opens the proceedings with 'The Calendar Hung Itself' lifted straight from his latest album 'Fevers And Mirrors' it sounds a lot like Modest Mouse with its jagged vocals, repetitive guitars and synthesizers sections.
The first Her Space Holiday (Marc Bianchi) track is 'The Doctor And The DJ' taken from his brilliant album 'Home Is Where You Hang Yourself'. He plays with looped guitars and programmed beats while faintly singing a warped tale. Marc then remixes Conor's 'Contrast and Compare' I can't compare it to the original as I haven't heard it but I think Marc must have made some major changes as it could easily fit on his own album. The slurred vocals, keyboard drones and the flute solo make it quite an eerie song. He then has a go at remixing his own song *'Famous To Me' * while most remixes are no where near as good as the original, Marc manages to pull it off and he makes it sound like an entirely different song.
Despite it being one of the best singles your likely to hear for quite some time, there's not much point in buying this you might as well save your pennies and buy both the albums instead.
10James Moore's Score