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Where Psyche Meets Cupid

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Am I In Love?
  2. Asteroids
  3. I Love The Rain
  4. At The House Of The Clerkenwell Kid
  5. Terminally Ambivalent Over You
  6. The Birds And The Bees
  7. Deja Vu
  8. L'amour Et La Morte
  9. Close Your Eyes When You Read This
  10. Daisies
  11. Turn On The Sun Again
  12. Anything But Love
  13. Blues For Bukowski
  14. Bruises
  15. Goodbye Stephen


Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 11, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kindercore Records
  • ASIN: B00005NWOF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #597,779 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Ryan Hennessy on May 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD
It finally happened. Someone went out and made the album that I had been imagining for a long time. For, I don't know, the past year or something I had the idea in the back of my mind that it would be great if someone made songs using samples from old jazz records. I'm talking Al Jolson/Andrew Sisters/prohibition era songs on old crackly LPs. You could sample some horns, make them jump around and do something new, while it still retained that sweet cracklin' flavor! Stephen Coates, the man behind (The Real) Tuesday Weld, did just that.
Mr. Coates actually has a lot in common with another guy who shares his first name, Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields. Just like 69 Love Songs had everything to do with love, so does this album. And just like Merritt writes songs that almost sound like they could've been written decades ago if it weren't for his modern sense of humor, Coates doesn't seem like he was born for these days either. For the most part, these are love songs in the classic sense. They don't mince words. They go straight for the heart, hitting whatever cliches might be in the way. It's the music that gives the words sincerity.
"Am I In Love?" an obvious choice for a single, has some catchy horn and scat samples and says things like "Love makes you a date / Takes you to some wonderful place / Love fills it plate / And leaves you to pay." Is Stephen in love just with his love or with the idea of love? It becomes more clear as the album progresses that it's probably the latter. The album features a lot of sad love songs, a fair share of instrumentals, and just like the Magnetic Fields box set, not many clearly happy love songs where everything turns out okay.
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If, like me, you occasionally stare at your album collection and look in vain for something not depressing, you might really appreciate this low-key collection of musings on love. Mr. Coates writes deceptively simple melodies, but often layers them on top of complex combinations of retro (80s) electronics and really retro (30s and older) big-band samples -- complete with LP-crackle. Sometimes the effect is melancholy, sometimes funny: "Terminally Ambivalent Over You" could be the soundtrack to a Felix the Cat short.

What distinguishes him from other insecure romantics like Belle and Sebastian or Stephin Merritt is his voice: he half-whispers his way through much of his songs, sitting slightly off-key on some notes, sounding both young and old, both jaded and hopeful, like Syd Barrett channelling Billie Holiday. Pop this album into your walkman and the album becomes truly intimate, as if you had tuned into a radio broadcast from someone's living room -- a broadcast that perhaps had been floating around in the aether for decades. Brings a smile to my face every time.
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Tuesday Weld is cut from the same cloth as Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Momus, in the sense that he combines classic pop song stylings with modern production techniques- 78rpm samples propelled by crunchy, bouncy drum programming provide a musical bed for Tuesday to sing and play overtop of. While the album is almost cloyingly sweet at times, the songs stand on their own, and the samples of grainy ukeleles, syrupy strings, and hawaiian guitars add that perfect "days of yore" atmosphere.
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....this is an album of songs and beats and surreal retro-romantic sonic landscapes. "Where Psyche Meets Cupid" is both lovely and enticing: a playful love-affair of "cut n paste" methodology filled with yearning and notalgia and wonder. And not without a strong nod to the best of today's finest inventive electronic technology. This album is rather like a cross between Air at their giddy breeziest, and Stephen Merritt's sweetly progressive work in his "Sixths" incarnation. The vocals may seem tossed-off at first, but there is a keen natural gift going on here that only makes it all seem easy and effortless. Even as a debut release, this is a masterwork of wonder and charm and skilled songwriting that will you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. No other recent album has such great promise for taking post-rock ideas into such fertile new territories. Finally! Someone daring to write cutting-edge music in a more light-hearted and generous mode! Is anyone else doing anything even remotely close to this nowadays? I don't think so....especially not when most critics automatically equate any sort of pseudo-angst or ugliness as indicators of REAL art. Well, with "the REAL Tuesday Weld," make no mistake....REAL art has more to do with originality, and risk-taking, and daring to explore new regions for expression, no matter how lighthearted and inventive. And this album has all of these qualities in spades! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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