If I love "the Valleys" by Electrelane what else would I love?

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jed_ (jed), Friday, 29 April 2005 00:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Awfully sorry, but I'd like to revive this. Throwing aside the alt-rock side of things for a moment, what would you recommend in the way of (presumably) contemporary choral music for those who know of no more comfortingly rousing start to the day than this song?

I'm ashamed to say that I wouldn't know where to begin.

Nicholas Passant (Nicholas Passant), Monday, 17 July 2006 20:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

bump. me neither, but i'd like to. anyone?

grimly fiendish (grimlord), Friday, 21 July 2006 23:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It isn't totally contemporary, but this might do you well.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Saturday, 22 July 2006 00:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

go to http://www.headphonesex.co.uk/ 17th july entry. download "the beeching report" by iLiKETRAiNS, be astonished. buy the album.

jed_ (jed), Saturday, 22 July 2006 00:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

bjork's work with the inuit choral groups... not gospel, but choir oriented. something about, say, the live version of "pagan poetry" brings that to mind.

the last nick cave album, "abattoir blues/lyre of orpheus" featured some killer gospel choir work.

"this lamb sells condos" off the new final fantasy album.

of montreal in general features spectacular harmonies.

the singalong chorus from sufjan's "chicago".

i can think of more later, but that's a start. at least for recent stuff.

Emily B (Emily B), Saturday, 22 July 2006 04:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Saturday, 22 July 2006 06:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

your original description sounds like it was written about popol vuh. esp. agnus dei.

simon 803 (simon 803), Saturday, 22 July 2006 10:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It reminds me of "Age of Aquarius" by Fifth Dimension.

Maltodextrin (Maltodextrin), Saturday, 22 July 2006 22:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ah, lovely lovely Fifth Dimension.. I do love them as well as The Valleys, so good call. But not the Aquarius song, which is just plain horrid. I think Wedding Bell Blues is my favourite. I also like the fact that they have a song called Too Poor To Die - although it's also too poor to play.

Anyway, enough of them, because we were talking about Electrelane - or rather, we were trying not to, because The Valleys makes me much more inclined to buy a Chicago A Capella album than another one by them.

Some interesting suggestions here - thanks. Will report back. iLiKETRAiNS first, I think. Then Gy├Ârgy Ligeti.

Nicholas Passant (Nicholas Passant), Tuesday, 25 July 2006 19:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"central and remote" off the new grizzly bear

boonah (boonah), Tuesday, 25 July 2006 20:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

five years pass...


This fucking song.

Turangalila, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 07:29 (six years ago) Permalink


Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 07:32 (six years ago) Permalink

There's really nothing else quite like it, and nothing else this band ever released matches it. Or almost any other band, really.

Turangalila, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 07:34 (six years ago) Permalink

agree completely. they're a great band, and it's a great record overall, by far their best, but that song is just...THAT SONG. once in a lifetime thing.

Choc. Clusterman (contenderizer), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 07:35 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Everytime I listen to Electrelane, I really question why I need to listen to anything else. ever.

especially this song.

Moon Fuxx (Jill), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 09:03 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah but this song is an anomaly. i love it to bits and i love electrelane, but for different reasons.

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 09:10 (six years ago) Permalink

This is the closest thing I can think of as an equivalent http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/releases/?id=16415

Quickly, take hold of my hand, asshole! (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 09:21 (six years ago) Permalink

GRASS WIDOW obviously

Shevek, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 19:04 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah but not really

contenderizer, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 19:16 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

this song is amazing, but the recording seems to clip at the end and that always drives me crazy

It's strange to me too. But we're talking about praxis, man. (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 16 February 2015 21:46 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

so I found The Power Out for $6 in the "New Rock Sale Vinyl" bin at Salzer's. It made my weekend. I love this song so much. The rest of the album is great too.

Team Foxcatcherwatcher (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 9 March 2015 05:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Somehow wish Electrelane had done an album that was pretty much variations on this song.

nuumerykah (dog latin), Monday, 9 March 2015 09:33 (three years ago) Permalink

"Take My Wife" by Seekonk builds to a "The Valleys"-esque crescendo.

Hall & Oates - "Piss On My Lips" (Old Lunch), Friday, 13 March 2015 21:27 (three years ago) Permalink

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