FELT (Go Kart Mozart, Denim)... Lawrence is amazing!

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FELT (Go Kart Mozart, Denim)... Lawrence is amazing!

I just had to let that out... also.. I am looking for a copy of Forever Breathes The Lonely Word on CD.. anyone?

Todd E. Jones tejones@kforce.com

Todd E. Jones, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i was disappointed with the go-kart mozart album, nice sleeve design (check the martin parr boring postcard bull ring), but found it rather flat. denim i remember being ok though. i have a pink felt cd, i cant remember it though. i'll play it tonight

gareth, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sounds like you've got Bubblegum Perfume, Gareth - the Creation round- up. If it turns out you play it tonight and don't think much to it, I'll be only too willing to take it off your hands for a good price. Let me know!

Dr. C, Tuesday, 6 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

desperate to get denim 'on ice' the song 'it fell off the back of a lorry' is one of the best songs i have ever heard.

ambrose, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I love Felt (but have no records) [my bid for indie-country crossover stardom starts right there]. The albums are great, and they're pretty high up on my 'must buy' list, but I haven't actually seen them anywhere for ages...

I have Back In Denim, which is ace ("in the seventies there were Osmonds, there were lots of little Osmonds..."), but I got pissed off with the singles from 'On Ice' and never bought it.

Also have the Go-Kart Mozart album, which is patchy (but I forgive it everything for name-checking Poing by the Rotterdam Termination Source).

emil.y, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Felt albums on cd are very difficult to find, in my experience.

Nicole, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'Denim On Ice' almost a permanent fixture in the bargain basement of the NNG R+T (and no doubt many other similar establishments.)My fave Denim track - 'We Are The New Potatoes' from their 'Novelty Rock' EP.

Jane Suck died in 77....

Andrew L, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

ER nHg (Notting Hill Gate)

Andrew L, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'Denim On Ice' almost a permanent fixture in the bargain basement of the NNG R+T (and no doubt many other similar establishments.)My fave Denim track - 'We Are The New Potatoes' from their 'Novelty Rock' EP.

I wish that were the case in the states -- I finally had to have someone burn me a copy (thanks fernando!).

Nicole, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I forgive it everything for name-checking Poing by the Rotterdam Termination Source

isn't that just a rehash of namechecking Ravesignal III (and where did it all go wrong CJ?)

gareth, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Nicole, the Cherry red albums are all still available on CD, on for example Amazon.co.uk. The Creation ones are out-of-print, I think, but GEMM.com has loads of them.

Dr. C, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the tip! That's what I get for just checking record shops.

Nicole, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have got "Absolute Classic Masterpieces" which is a kind of best of. Quite nice to listen to. The best track is the one with Liz Fraser if I remember well. Felt is a little bit a myth I feel. They sound like an amateurish band. Which can be charming. But one record in my collection is definitely enough.

alex in mainhattan, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Felt was great, but it seemed like it was fronted by a man who mainly provided the background. Maurice Deebank.. now that's an amazing guitarist. As was Martin Duffy on keys.

Brian MacDonald, Wednesday, 7 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Mick Bund was also in Felt for a while. Whatever happened to Maurice Deebank...one of my favourite guitarists of all time (I might even say "favourite of all time" were it not for Vini Reilly). The strangest Felt album has got to be "Train Across the City" - all instrumentals, Lawrence isn't on it! Some of the tracks are pretty good though. My favourite is "Spectral Morning".

MarkH, Thursday, 8 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They dropped MD off after a gig and never bothered to get in touch again, is what I heard.

He surfaced on a St. Ettiene track "Paper" which he co-wrote. I don't know which album or single this track was originally on, but it's on the Smash the System comp.

I prefer Deebank-era Felt to Duffy-era Felt, although I'm not fond of MD's florid classical-style playing. They sound best when he's kept on a tight leash e.g Penelope Tree or Mexican Bandits. "Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty", the debut, is a classic, and it's downhill from there IMHO.

Dr. C, Thursday, 8 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It's a shame Maurice Deebank hasn't done more since Felt, his guitar playing was so unique -- the classical touches added a certain something that's lacking from a lot of other guitar players.

Nicole, Thursday, 8 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The MAURICE DEEBANK Solo CD "Inner Thought Zone" is quite good. I listen to it almost every single day at least once during work on my cpu. All instrumental... it's just like old FELT stuff.... "Ignite The Seven Cannons.." instrumentals only more tightly produced. The CD was re-released with more tracks. He went into the studio to make new tracks. I heard he's living with a girl in SPAIN.. Did anyone hear the song PAPER he co-wrote with St. Ettiene. It was the b-side to the AVENUE single. Todd

Todd E. Jones, Thursday, 8 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

yes, "Paper"! It's also on an earlier St Etienne comp "You need a mess of help to stand alone". Somehow I didn't realise/had forgotten this was Deebank and maybe I'd also been put off this track by the lyrics, which include "Only love can mend a broken heart" (remind you of anything?). I will certainly check out the Deebank solo cd tho.

MarkH, Friday, 9 November 2001 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
There's a pretty great "classic album's revisited" type article on Back In Denim in this month's Mojo (by either Ian Harrison or Roy Wilkinson or Andrew Harrison, one of those three); also it mentions that the Go-Kart Mozart Tearing Up The Charts album finally gets a release next month, staggeringly amazon seem to back this up. New Product Hurrah!

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wow! THAT IS EXCITING. I loved the last album. I gave it a rave review in the village voice, but i don't think too many people bought it in the states:

http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0043,seward,18841,22.html

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

gee, this is truly the only new record i have been so excited to hear in years. he's my hero though.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I need to finally get some more Felt stuff here.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i just know that by the time i get back to the shop where i saw old copy of Denim on cd it will be long gone - thanks to the article.

grr.

i always kept meaning to pick it up .. but never plumped up the hard earned for it ..

i suspect a lifetime of regret to follow on now ..

mark e (mark e), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they had a fairly decent little write-up on denim in the brit-pop issue of mojo.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I can see nothing wrong with any of the three Denim albums and the Go-Kart Mozart one. I love them all. Each one is a logical progression of his strange art. Ditto for being excited about this new one.

everything, Monday, 11 April 2005 14:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm kinda rabid, but i don't think he's ever put out a bad record. from "Index" to the last one.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Is the Denim stuff still in print and, if not, doessomonewanttoyousendit? I feel I deserve it for shelling out $25 a pop for the import Felt reissues way back when.

One of my my fav moment was when Select interviewed a bunch of people about the Exciting New Oasis album and Lawrence Hayward was like, "Oh god I hate it when musicians start singing about their kids.... They should be singing about fucking in the bushes, not their stupid families."

Aaron W (Aaron W), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

t is still the case the three Denimses to date are the records Most Urgently In Need Of Reissue ever (& Kenickie, etc).

Obviously a new Denim album would perhaps be even more glorious, Denim Takes Over has been on the cards since, um, about 1997 maybe? I love the idea that in Lawrence's mind there is zero overlap between Denim and GKM and that they serve entirely different purposes and appeal to totally different audiences, and songs are specifically written either for one or the other.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Monday, 11 April 2005 15:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There's a Lawrence solo track on Ekkehard Ehlers' forthcoming compilation album Childish Music (Staubgold 60). It's called "Falling Down A Dam Of Mashed Potatoes", unsurprisingly.

Momus (Momus), Monday, 11 April 2005 15:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

also it mentions that the Go-Kart Mozart Tearing Up The Charts album finally gets a release next month, staggeringly amazon seem to back this up

This is great news! I was just ranting to someone this weekend that Lawrence has never even received half of the recognition that he deserves.

Leon WK (Ex Leon), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That's great!, adding it to my Amazon wishlist, etc.

Diego Valladolid (dvalladt), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I can sell someone with PayPal a copy of Novelty Rock in good nick, and it will not cost US$25.

Deluxe (Damian), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 01:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Novelty Rock currently on sale for £1.99 in Oxfam, Streatham High Road.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 05:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

can you buy it for me marcello? i'll pay the postage!

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 05:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i love felt, but could someone give me an angle on the go-kart mozart stuff? because i just can't get into it. it's funny, but not that funny?

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 05:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think that might be part of the funniness.

Mooro, can you link to that ETA song again?

Please and thank you.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 08:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

So, this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00097HDW2/ref=cm_mp_wli_/202-7893692-0081442

is being released the same day as this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00093UQUC/ref=cm_mp_wli_/202-7893692-0081442

Wich I think it's a very happy coincidence.

Diego Valladolid (dvalladt), Thursday, 14 April 2005 11:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I pre-ordered it from the Cherry Red site about a week ago. I didn't expect it to arrive before the 30th, except, it just turned up in the post today.

I've only just got hold of the St Etienne! Overdosing on Most Antipated Records For Several Years, today. I should probably listen to it now.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Saturday, 14 May 2005 08:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Antipated", yes, the excitement, you see.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Saturday, 14 May 2005 08:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

OMG. Alex, how is the new Go-Kart Mozart? I can't believe nobody has asked this yet.

retort pouch (retort pouch), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 01:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, does it have any real songs on it or is it another joke album?

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 02:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

*splutter* JOKE ALBUM?

If you can't appreciate the towering majesty of songs like "Drinkin' Um Bongo" then I feel sorry for you.

retort pouch (retort pouch), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 02:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

well, at least the liner notes were funny.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 02:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Retort pouch OTM. Also, "Plead With the Man", for instance, rarely fails to move me to tears. Almost.

Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 06:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'm not buyin' it. in either sense of the word.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 11:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i am, tho i spent longer reading the inner sleeve than i did listening to the record last time. didn't someone use some of the band name suggestions? i seem to recall they did... lawrence was spotted at the water rats in kings cross about a year ago checking out the tyde (sigh) he looked like he'd been living under a hedge.

cw (cww), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 13:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

FYI: All of the 10 original Felt albums -- Creation and Cherry Red titles -- were reissued on CD just about a year ago in those annoying little replica cardboard LP sleeve things, so they shouldn't be too hard to come by now. I don't think they were remastered or anything, but they are out there now.

Hutlock (Hutlock), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 14:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(it is really great, by the way)

It is less psychotic than the last one. It is not dissimilar to Novelty Rock, perhaps. At first I thought it was just an album of "Summer Smash"seses... I don't want to say that it has more 'depth' than that, because, that would be pretty wanky. But. They are "real" songs, yes.

Also, as last time: recommended listening, lyrics to track from next album, bandname suggestions (Shoes & Socks! Salamanda Palaganda!), 'new records to look out for' etc etc. The whole package is a beautiful thing, there is certainly no question at all of this being some kind of sub-Denim pissabout (not that I thought the last album was either, but I gather that others kind of did).

On $|$|< the other day I located a guy who was sharing an unreleased 1998-era-ish version of Denim Takes Over. This was quite surprising. "Trangressions", "City Centre" and "Delta Echo" from the new GKM are also on this, and "At The DDU" apparently previously existed as "Lorra Laughs, Cilla". I need to lavish more time on the rest of it, but, fantastic.

The (Bob Stanley) review of Go-Kart Mozart in the current Uncut includes teensy interview wherein Lawrence claims that a third album will be out later this year, I can't remember if he was referring to Denim or GKM. But the prospect of either is pretty glorious.

Alex in Doncaster (Alex in Doncaster), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 15:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

GKM

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Wednesday, 18 May 2005 16:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

these mixes r weird

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Friday, 23 February 2018 23:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

It sounds like there's a little more space and separation. You can hear the dinky drums better. Might just be me, those are some lofi clips

brimstead, Friday, 23 February 2018 23:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

the clips I posted aren't actually the remixed versions 😔 they're available on streaming services tho

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Saturday, 24 February 2018 01:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

Moazart's Mini Mart is all that matters

PaulTMA, Saturday, 24 February 2018 02:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

I was more going by the clips in these excellent interviews:

https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/morning-glory-13022018/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09rws9l#play

(scarlet servants and i don't know which way to turn),

by the way, "Denim on a shoestring" & "hugely irritating and slightly disturbing collection of novelty pop" are in no way meats as pejoratives, i adore them all...

cw, Saturday, 24 February 2018 11:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

sorry that 2nd link should have been:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09rn2mb

& I highly recommend it, Gideon Coe is a big fan & lawrence is on good form.

cw, Saturday, 24 February 2018 11:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

If you love Felt but dismiss Denim or Go-Kart Mozart give them another chance. The idea that they are all novelty songs is wrong. Yes, there's "The New Potatoes" but that's an anomaly. There's a lot of serious, clever and creative songwriting about consumerism, drug addiction, failed love affairs, being in a band etc - which Felt also covered - instrumentals not much different from Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads or Train Above the City. The vocals are more upfront than Felt and delivered much more confidently. There's waves of instruments that dominate the songs but instead of Deebank doing his endless guitar solo or Duffy doing his endless organ solo you get endless synth soloing and sequencers. The production aesthetic is a bit different but on albums like Instant Wigwam or Denim On Ice the DNA is 95% the same.

everything, Saturday, 24 February 2018 16:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

"In the seventies there were Osmands" is excellent

brimstead, Saturday, 24 February 2018 18:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

Genuinely feel sorry for the Felt fans who don’t realise everything he did afterwards is superior

PaulTMA, Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Don't knock "The New Potatoes", by the way, Charlie Brooker picked it as his no.1 musical choice on Desert Island Discs.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

Back In Denim is Lawrence's masterpiece. It's the perfect balance of everything I love about him. Denim On Ice isn't far behind. The Go-Kart Mozart albums haven't quite been in the same league.

kitchen person, Sunday, 25 February 2018 02:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Totally agree with that but as per thread title Lawrence is a genius and Instant Wigwam proves it also imo..

everything, Sunday, 25 February 2018 03:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

Tearing Up The Album Chart is my favourite of the Go-Kart albums. It seems the most fleshed out and songs like Glorious Chorus, Listening To Marmalade and City Centre are up there with the best Denim songs. Instant Wigwam has grown on me over the years but a lot of the songs seem like good ideas that are underdeveloped. We're Selfish, Lazy & Greedy and Here Is A Song are nice songs that suffer from being way too repetitive. Mrs Back To Front is the highlight. It's Lawrence at his most inspired.

kitchen person, Sunday, 25 February 2018 04:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

Mrs. Back to Front is genius. Good example of where instant wigwam works so well - songs, jokes, angst, pastiche, kitsch, experimentalism all in one track.

everything, Sunday, 25 February 2018 04:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

Instant Wigwam does sound like a nervous breakdown set to music

PaulTMA, Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

are these albums actually remixed? I missed that, I assumed tey were just remastered (if that)

akm, Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh only six songs on Ignite were remixed. I wonder why.

akm, Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, it sounds weird that some of them still have that old style production. I'm glad they didn't touch Primitive Painters. It's perfect as it is.

kitchen person, Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

From reading interviews Lawrence has said that the guitar effects were recorded to tape rather than recording the guitars dry and then adding the effect later so I dunno how much he had to work with. I don't mind the original production that much, it certainly works on Primitive Painters.

self heating (brownie), Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

Lawrence says in the radio interview that he took the master tapes for the songs that had vocals and they used those tapes to do the remastering. I assume the rest of the untouched songs are instrumental + Primitive Painters.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

from recent interview at the quietus:

He did one song that was really good, which was 'Primitive Painters'. But that was because when we got back from Scotland where we'd recorded it we remixed it in a big London studio, because it was going to be a single. But on the rest of the album he just applied his Cocteau Twins techniques to Felt, which I didn't want him to do at all.

So I knew that one day I was definitely going to remix those six tracks, the ones with singing on them. And what I did was I took the master tapes home from Edinburgh at the end of that session. I stole them and I kept them with me for all of these years.

new noise, Sunday, 25 February 2018 18:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

call me crazy but i listen to felt for the endless guitar/organ solos paired with some catchy singing sometimes by a guy who sounds like a goofy tom verlaine. no so much in it for hyper ironic lyrics and production

i gave GKM a listen and it's not bad and i'll be spending more time with it. but all yall saying that it's better than felt are out of your minds. taste is subjective and all but that's about as close as you can get to having an objectively wrong opinion

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

Go Kart Mozart - Marc Riley Session #2 12th February 2018

new noise, Sunday, 25 February 2018 19:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

"But on the rest of the album he just applied his Cocteau Twins techniques to Felt, which I didn't want him to do at all." well poo on you lawrence but this is one of guthrie's best production jobs.

akm, Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

Case #4394016 where an artist can't appreciate their own work.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 26 February 2018 17:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Although he supposedly hated the sound on Poem Of The River even more - the rumour has it he threw the tapes in the Thames, although I think that's a tall story. Wonder if he'd remix that too, given access.

PaulTMA, Monday, 26 February 2018 18:01 (six months ago) Permalink

in lawrence's defence i don't think i've ever read anything about ignite that hasn't been critical of the production.

new noise, Monday, 26 February 2018 18:14 (six months ago) Permalink

http://www.furious.com/perfect/felt.html

I was going to chuck these tapes into the Thames and tell McGee there's no album. He said, 'I've put my last six grand into this album. I've sold it to all these European companies! If you don't deliver the tapes, I'm finished and Creation's finished!' I had to give it to him!

new noise, Monday, 26 February 2018 18:20 (six months ago) Permalink

Listened to the remixed tracks from "Ignite The Seven Cannons". I think I'm just too used to the original versions, these don't seem like an improvement at all.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 4 March 2018 01:37 (six months ago) Permalink

xpost

i bet mcgee had a similar talk with kevin shields, and i bet kevin shields just went ahead and chucked it into the river

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Sunday, 4 March 2018 01:39 (six months ago) Permalink

Eye-opening interview from MAURICE DEEBANK no less
https://www.outsideleft.com/main.php?updateID=1528

PaulTMA, Sunday, 4 March 2018 18:47 (six months ago) Permalink

wow!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 4 March 2018 19:17 (six months ago) Permalink

Why am I enjoying the new one so much?

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:13 (six months ago) Permalink

Has Maurice Deebank gone on the record before to that extent?

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:48 (six months ago) Permalink

thank you for reminding me to read this. enjoying it so far!

At sixteen I acquired my first electric guitar. It really was an amazing event, as I could now learn techniques and conjure up sounds that hitherto had been out of reach. It was at that time that I encountered a fellow villager named, Lawrence.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 16:00 (six months ago) Permalink

he really knocks the answer to "what was your musical vision?" out of the park!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 16:09 (six months ago) Permalink

Glad to read his side of things for once. So much frustration.

burzum buddies (brownie), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 16:16 (six months ago) Permalink

His ego is so massive he makes Lawrence look humble in comparison

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Seems like a fairly troubled individual? He hasn't done anything since Felt at all, has he? Over 30 years ago.

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:20 (six months ago) Permalink

by the end i found myself wondering the same thing
wondering what he had been up to if he only made one solo album since then
(and he was a very enjoyable guitarist to listen to, but i haven't heard his solo album -- nor do i expect it to be "indie" lol)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:25 (six months ago) Permalink

Not as good as Vini Reilly, I'm afraid to say.

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:28 (six months ago) Permalink

if you like the instrumental stuff on the early felt albums you'll probably enjoy his solo record (which was made when he was still in felt).

new noise, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:35 (six months ago) Permalink

he made this one song with saint etienne

new noise, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:50 (six months ago) Permalink

I really like Inner Thought Zone! It's got a few tracks reminiscent of early Felt (The Watery Song, Golden Hills, Dance of Deliverance) and some other more classical guitar-type stuff that's really great but slides into kinda new age treacliness (which I don't mind at all) like So Serene and a Tale from Scriabin's Lonely Trail

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 18:04 (six months ago) Permalink

wow the Spanish tv video linked in the Deebank interview is great, hadn't seen it before. it's better quality than that awful official live DVD from 15 years ago or so

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUcw_CkIkT8

piscesx, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 18:48 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah, that was posted above.

i feel bad for maurice. but he will live forever.

scott seward, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:51 (six months ago) Permalink

slides into kinda new age treacliness (which I don't mind at all) like So Serene and a Tale from Scriabin's Lonely Trail

those tracks you singled out (and a couple of others) were recorded for the album's cd release in 1992.

new noise, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:05 (six months ago) Permalink

Interesting that Golden Hills is from 1992, it sounds to me one of the most Crumbling-like tracks!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:24 (six months ago) Permalink

Listened to the remixed tracks from "Ignite The Seven Cannons". I think I'm just too used to the original versions, these don't seem like an improvement at all.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, March 4, 2018 12:37 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

heh, I'm on my first play and I've got the exact opposite view. it's a huge improvement for me

Isi, Sunday, 11 March 2018 12:19 (six months ago) Permalink

Fair enough. I didn't listen to them back-to-back, maybe that will give me a different perspective.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 11 March 2018 12:46 (six months ago) Permalink


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