Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting (2011) ~*produced by Studio's D. Lissvik*~

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I've always thought that encoded in the concept of "balearic" was a kind of aesthetic redemption of certain kinds of stylistic "failure" - which is perhaps the most anti-Lex notion I can concoct (at least excluding notions about whiny white male vocals). Expounded on this here and here.

Tim F, Tuesday, 8 February 2011 10:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

She sounds a bit like Shakira to me fwiw.

seminal fuiud (NickB), Tuesday, 8 February 2011 11:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

the moment (on "blown minded") when she pronounces the words 'sublime intuition', it's like 1996 all over again

proso_Opopoeia (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 8 February 2011 11:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

The guy's vocals aren't actually significantly different from the guy from the Junior Boys or that Twin Shadow dude. But the songwriting isn't really up to Junior Boys quality.

― Matt DC, Tuesday, February 8, 2011 5:12 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

dude's vocals aren't junior boys quality, either

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 8 February 2011 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

This sounds pretty good to me today. Even the over-singing, melodramatic chicks vocals aren't annoying me.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 10 February 2011 23:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I've been loving this album the past month or so (helped by the great weather we've been having in the UK) but whenever I listen to it I'm inevitably left with a sense of yearning for Yearbook 3 and I don't think that's ever going to happen :(

groovypanda, Thursday, 21 April 2011 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

With the dawn of summer, this album gets better and better. Beach music, imo.

failure to recognize semi-ironic 'faggot' (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 20 May 2011 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

this album is god damned excellent

you penis-curling she-devils (jamescobo), Saturday, 21 May 2011 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

they are happy parents!

sean gramophone, Saturday, 21 May 2011 13:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
2 months pass...

The bigger tracks on the new album are spectacular, world conquering songs. In particular "Fall For You" which sounds like a more strident (lol this is young galaxy) take on The Tough Alliance's "A New Wave".

Tim F, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

See also "Fever", "Out The Gate Backwards", "Sleepwalk With Me".

"Out The Gate Backwards" is on that Studio go Happy Mondays tip in a way nothing has been since the actual Studio album.

Tim F, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mssr Lissvik still produces? Keen to hear this, though might have to salt it away until summer.

etc, Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've pre-ordered but have been looking almost daily to see if it's leaked as this is possibly my most anticipated album of 2013. Loved Shapeshifting and the little I've heard of this so far sounds great.

I really wish Studio were still together.

groovypanda, Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

Definitely living up to expectations so far

groovypanda, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really like "Pretty Boy"

monster_xero, Thursday, 18 April 2013 19:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

'new summer' is my fav so far

ciderpress, Thursday, 18 April 2013 19:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Really hope the Peaking Lights remix getting a vinyl release

du mein bestie (micarl), Thursday, 18 April 2013 20:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

Every time I put this album on it makes me so happy.

Tim F, Monday, 22 April 2013 15:17 (11 months ago) Permalink

Except "What We Want" which is kinda schaffel-pop by numbers.

Tim F, Monday, 22 April 2013 15:37 (11 months ago) Permalink

i love, love this album

max, Monday, 22 April 2013 17:45 (11 months ago) Permalink

"Out The Gate Backwards" is on that Studio go Happy Mondays tip in a way nothing has been since the actual Studio album.

― Tim F, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:19 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

totally otm, take away the vox and you have a studio b side

max, Monday, 22 April 2013 17:46 (11 months ago) Permalink

(though the vocals sound great on top of it)

max, Monday, 22 April 2013 17:46 (11 months ago) Permalink

i'm enjoying this a ton more than their debut

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 22 April 2013 18:00 (11 months ago) Permalink

Their debut? This is their 4th record...

sean gramophone, Monday, 22 April 2013 18:13 (11 months ago) Permalink

the last album, whatever

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 22 April 2013 19:00 (11 months ago) Permalink

fusion of lissvik and young galaxy seems more precise here than it was on shapeshifting which i really liked then forgot about

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 22 April 2013 19:34 (11 months ago) Permalink

Yeah the first track aside Shapeshifting was very pleasant but forgettable imo, this is much more commanding. It helps that every tune is on an entirely different tip.

Tim F, Monday, 22 April 2013 21:16 (11 months ago) Permalink

helps that someone's taken the dude's mic away, too

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 22 April 2013 21:17 (11 months ago) Permalink

'High And Goodbye' and 'B.S.E.' from Shapeshifting are two songs that to me are completely unforgettable and utterly brilliant, I cherish them deeply.

The new album is great too, not nearly done discovering it.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 22 April 2013 21:36 (11 months ago) Permalink

this is a very good album and i love it

caek, Monday, 22 April 2013 22:00 (11 months ago) Permalink

this is v good, and agreed with Brad and Tim - Shapeshifting always sounded lovely but it felt that for the most part somehow the songs weren't really linking up with the production so it just floated around being nice, this feels a lot fuller and more dynamic.

the kind of man who best draws girls' eyeballs (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 18:00 (11 months ago) Permalink

new summer is my jam

so good

cozen, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 18:18 (11 months ago) Permalink

such fantastic sound design on this record. they're still not really top tier songwriters but it barely matters when the backing tracks are this engaging

ciderpress, Friday, 26 April 2013 18:57 (11 months ago) Permalink

http://open.spotify.com/album/5h4aePojVvToZI0arxofRa

Idk if this Hanna "Lioness" EP (also produced by Lissvik) from last year was discussed here but it is goOoOod.

I'm not feeling this Young Galaxy album, something about the vocals and the songs feel too monotonous imo :/

lazyitis, Friday, 26 April 2013 19:57 (11 months ago) Permalink

The new Lissvik-produced Mary Onettes album is quiet nice too and sounds like Echo and the Bunnymen go to the beach (...ok, fine) but it's prob too lolindie for ILM.

lazyitis, Friday, 26 April 2013 20:01 (11 months ago) Permalink

I bought that Mary Onettes lp, I find it *~delightful~*

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 26 April 2013 20:23 (11 months ago) Permalink

perfect springtime album

ְ֮֠֓֟֬֩ (gr8080), Monday, 29 April 2013 17:11 (11 months ago) Permalink

this is growing on me

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Monday, 29 April 2013 19:08 (11 months ago) Permalink

Still need to finally listen to it all the way through! So I'll do that here after lunch.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:09 (11 months ago) Permalink

1/2 of it I loved immediately and the other half I wasn't so sure about but I'm liking it more and more.

Airwrecka Bliptrap Blapmantis (ENBB), Monday, 29 April 2013 19:09 (11 months ago) Permalink

played it for a friend who was wholly unfamiliar and he just said it sounded like less-grandiose Florence and the Machine :/

ְ֮֠֓֟֬֩ (gr8080), Monday, 29 April 2013 19:21 (11 months ago) Permalink

Have mixed feelings...definitely captures a ~~vibe~~ but the songs are kind of weak.

scintilla (seandalai), Monday, 29 April 2013 20:42 (11 months ago) Permalink

"meet me by the river / let's go for a ride / with the windows down and the STEREO LOUD"

<3 <3 <3 <3

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Thursday, 2 May 2013 19:03 (11 months ago) Permalink

the way the music rises up behind 'when we rise up in fire'

so many great sonic details on here

ciderpress, Thursday, 2 May 2013 19:09 (11 months ago) Permalink

i love love love the weird incantatory almost folky vibe of "fever" and "in fire"

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Thursday, 2 May 2013 19:20 (11 months ago) Permalink

She is so naively sincere the whole time.

Another reason why "What We Want" is the weak link here.

Tim F, Thursday, 2 May 2013 21:12 (11 months ago) Permalink

I like this but I still prefer Shapeshifting.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 2 May 2013 22:12 (11 months ago) Permalink

Also that Hanna EP is brilliant! I have been waiting for the members of Cat5 to do more stuff, the other girl was working with one of The Tough Alliance but seemingly nothing has came of that yet.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 2 May 2013 22:13 (11 months ago) Permalink

Yet another predictable Turrican comment coming up...

...yet another 2013 release I love... fucking hell!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 9 May 2013 09:52 (11 months ago) Permalink


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