Loveless I have on vinyl and on CD. Why should I buy the remaster?
Had the original on cassette and have since upgraded to CD. What does 'light remaster' mean?
Always seemed to be quite a lot of love for it on DIS over many a thread. Might even make my own top 5.
and that it would be a surprise if they reformed. 'Not Music' was put together out of stuff not used on the last album.
Don't really understand what you mean by the 'problematic nature of this contradiction': the beauty of minimalist music is the very fact that it opens itself up to melodicism. I could give you many examples of music that is both minimalistic and pop. The one I usually turn to is Brian Wilson's extraordinary SMiLE version of 'Windchimes', a song which shows the infinite possibilities of one little melody.
It is the pretty melodicism of songs like 'What are we waiting for' that brought me to 'Puzzle' but, strangely, I left the album somewhere out in space, transported there by the last track 'Thoka'. If there is one band that I miss then it is the very wonderful Labradford and their resolute 'lack of release'. 'Thoka' puts me in the same kind of place as the blissful (isolationalist) final track of their seminal 'Mi Media Naranja' - and for that I am thankful. Who needs catharsis?
Yet to get the remix album but the original Lylac album is a recent favourite of mine and features a rather superb mix of textures.
I'm a little surprised to see This Is Our Music described as Galaxie 500 at their peak. Their music had already started to stall by then and if you read Dean Wareham's 'Black Postcard's' then you will find him candidly admitting that Rough Trade were disappointed with it. There are a couple of factual errors in the review that I am not going to quibble with. One thing I will
disagree with, though, is the linking of Dean and Britta with shoegazing. Seriously, however you describe their music, it has nothing to do with shoegazing.
This is already a contender for my album of the year. I am, frankly, rather staggered. Might be time for me and DIS to part company...
I first became aware of Musee Mecanique a few weeks ago and have been keenly awaiting the release of 'Hold This Ghost' ever since. Some of their songs are textured with musical saws but this one seems to have hand claps. I do love the sound of a good hand clap in a song.
Heard a track from this recently (on the excellent "The Curve Ball" show on www.wcrfm.com) and immediately downloaded a copy. Not a type of music I would normally approach but it is really quite wonderful.