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"Since I Left You" starts the album off, with a 70s Pop feel, complete with strings, flute, a nice vocal dub, and that signature background guitar sound from that era. In "Stay Another Season", you will hear some of the music foundation from Madonna's "Holiday", before the sounds progress into a latin tinge, with a horse even joining in the medley. "Radio" serves as the pathway towards dancefloor groove, utilizing a myriad of synth ins and outs and pulsating bounce. It's certainly a House rocker! "Two Hearts In 3/4 Time" is probably the soundscape for 'ladies choice', when the ladies skim the party for a dance partner, who will offer a smooth presence and plenty of eye contact. The Fender Rhodes really make this tune an ultimate in the chill out and connection mood. I love "Avalanche Rock" because in 23 seconds, this songs drills in your head a sample of the beginning verse from Hip Hop MC Raekwon's "Glaciers of Ice". I am glad to see that some other people out there know of the Hip Hop group, Camp Lo.Read more ›
The mixture of music works beautifully together, you would think the Avalanches played the music themselves, rather than them using little bits from other songs like Madonna's "holiday" catchy bassline used in their song "Stay another season".It just amazes me how perfectly and how easily the samples blend together, every sample sounds exactly where its supposed to go, nothing sounds out of place.
The samples themselves are terrific, from 60's sounding tunes to horses, foghorns, carousels, etc. Lots of them still have that scratchy vinyl, warped sound which makes the music sound so much warmer. There's a lot going on within each song, often using little bits from other songs to keep with the consistency of the sound. Its great to listen to all in one go as each song flows easily one into the other.
Aaahh,the avalanches have it all here from your upbeat dance tunes like "live at Dominoes" to the laid back,chillout ones like "Tonight". "Etoh" is one that really shines for me. Its starts off with these little voices singing "etoh" continusly then gradually this chillout beat is introduced with a catchy flute in the backround.....I could listen to this for hours!
Another favourite is "Electricity", I love the angelic voices at the beginning of the song, it then slowly builds up into a kickass funky beat that really gets your toes tapping."Two heats 3/4 time" is also great, the la di da vocals will stay in your head for a while, but its a happy tune that you won't mind having stuck in your head :)
Do yourself a favour and be inspired,entertained and blown away by the most incredibly talented bunch around.
Well I have to admit that before I heard this album, the sort of music I was listening to was mostly old school rock; Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, etc. I'd always looked on the dance scene as superficial and bland; then I heard Since I Left You. This song has single handedly changed my views on dance music, Australian music and even just music in general. After hearing only two songs from the CD (Since I Left You and Frontier Psychiatrist) I went and bought the whole CD. I have to admit that I didn't like it the first time I listened to it, but after a few listens I realised how amazing the music really is. And it's not music like music I've ever known before. The whole album works more like a painting than a CD, with each song flowing smoothly into the next, and elements intermeshed between songs and even popping up a couple of songs down the track. It all sounds like what I learned in Art at school - a painting should always have a few focal points, and the colours must be worked throughout it.Read more ›
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