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post Aug 18 2008, 10:21 AM
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Here it is. Your own, brand new, Loop review thread
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post Aug 25 2008, 03:35 AM
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Every Now And Then (A Poignant Tale Of Perpetual Travel) - Jon 79


1. A crunching and swirling opening. Indesiphrable lyrics but it doesn't matter as the music sweeps you along with its upbeat bass, chunky drums and chirpy guitars. I like. A lot.

2. The unwitting engineers of the "Brit-pop" movement of the mid-90s. A sing-a-long to the flow-a-long track is always welcome, and also enduces the casual head sway.

3. A slice of what I'd call typical 70s guitar rock with the tumbling slap drums and swirling production towards the end. Not quite my bag but not at all offensive to my ears. Put me in mind of the credits for The Wonder Years.

4. Moving into something more electronica. Much of this is purely consentric tones with swelling and dissipating sounds. Unusual, non-sensical and out there. Naturally, I enjoy it.

5. The inevitable! wink.gif Circus piano and a plodding drum beat. 73, by any chance? Thing is, and I think I may have said this before previously, I do like this guy's work but I either really like a track or am indifferent to it. Unfortunately, this falls into the latter catagory for me on this occasion.

6. A racing bassline of the 80s variety. Sort of stretched out vocals on what is a fairly simplistic track, with just a couple of guitars and an electric drum kit. However it's pretty effective and works as a bit of goth-lite.

7. The intro had me thinking of Music Time from maybe 1987. Just after Chock-A-Bloc. About 1:40pm on a Thursday afternoon. Anyway...

A funky bit of xylophone and bongos. Like a slowed down version of the 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 cartoon on Sesame Street.

8. Carrying on the kids show tangent, the intro to this made me think of the opening to The Ghost Of Fatma Hall (which by all accounts, only I seem to remember). After that, however, it falls into a fun slappy drummed, harpsichord ridden track with vocals from one of Sheffield's finest. Highly enjoyable.

9. A straight in there rolling rhythm. A cascade of sound with guitars here, drums there and vocals through the middle. Pretty relentless but all good.

10. Brief. Indian. Nice.

11. A classic from one of the main players of the Madchester era. Nothing to fault here. Great song.

12. Great piece of jiggly guitar-beat pop from the 60s. Has me wanting to jump up and do a 1965 black and white Top Of The Pops audience member wiggle. And if I didn't have a broken back I would.

13. Pretty sure I know who's vocals these are. Slow and grinding in tone, this is probably my least favourite on the mix. The irony being that it envokes the opposite feeling the chorus (and I presume the song title) talks of.

14. Short but brilliantly sweeping and majestic. Shame it's so brief. I could've listened to this for so much longer.

15. When this started I thought this was going to be a slightly depressing end to the mix. But then I clocked who it was after clicking the vocal just as it began to build up into a fantastic anthemic crescendo. I really should explore these guys more as I only really know a scant few of their songs. It makes for a great finish to the compilation.



This was a great start to the Tape Loop for me. With only a couple of tracks to shrug at, this was very enjoyable and a pleasure to listen to. Good stuff.

9/10


Tracklist very much welcome.
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- Sostie   TAPE LOOP - Reviews   Aug 18 2008, 10:21 AM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Every Now And Then (A Poignant Tale Of Perpetual T...   Aug 25 2008, 03:35 AM
- - logger   Baz - Side A: Rockin' Tracks 1. Put a big smi...   Aug 25 2008, 04:23 PM
- - Rua   Logger Logger Rhythms 1. A Fuzz Townshend /B.R....   Aug 28 2008, 01:58 PM
- - Ade   I like the disc title. Anyway, here's my rev...   Aug 30 2008, 01:56 PM
- - Kick in the Head   HELLO DARLING - WIFE OF ROLEX Once more Wife of R...   Aug 31 2008, 09:59 AM
- - maian   Why So Cheerious? by Rua. Track 1: We kick off wi...   Aug 31 2008, 07:06 PM
- - Jon 79   THE SELDOM KEEN SID - Maian 1. It's simplisti...   Aug 31 2008, 10:18 PM
- - Kick in the Head   EVERY NOW AND THEN - JON 79 I couldn't really...   Sep 13 2008, 02:46 PM
- - Baz   So Fresh Its Still Green - Ade Track 1 Good ro...   Sep 15 2008, 07:56 AM
- - Rua   Baz - Side A: Rockin' Tracks 1. Choral singin...   Sep 15 2008, 12:28 PM
- - logger   Ade - "So Fresh Off The Press It's Still ...   Sep 16 2008, 12:11 AM
- - Jon 79   Why So Cheerious? - Rua. 1. A great start. Fantas...   Sep 23 2008, 08:48 PM
- - Kick in the Head   THE SELDOM KEEN SID - MAIAN An incongruousness (i...   Sep 28 2008, 11:55 AM
- - logger   Noise Museum - Kick in the Head 1. Modern art sch...   Sep 29 2008, 08:58 PM
- - Rua   Ade - "So Fresh Off The Press It's Still ...   Sep 30 2008, 03:57 PM
- - maian   Logger - Logger Rhythms 1. Slightly overlong open...   Oct 1 2008, 06:19 PM
- - Jon 79   Logger Rhythms 1.Love this opening track. Funky b...   Oct 6 2008, 09:45 PM
- - Rua   Noise Museum by Kick In The Head. Like the cover ...   Oct 9 2008, 02:33 PM
- - Kick in the Head   WHY SO CHEERIOUS? - RUA Rua doesn't disappoin...   Oct 11 2008, 04:24 PM
- - logger   Hello Darling - Wife Of Rolex 1. Sounds of the su...   Oct 13 2008, 04:42 PM
- - maian   Baz Side A - Rockin' Tracks Track 1 - Epic i...   Oct 15 2008, 04:00 PM
- - maian   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Oct 15 2008, 05:08 PM
- - Rua   Hello Darling Wife Of Rolex Exquisite little co...   Oct 23 2008, 01:46 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Rua @ Oct 23 2008, 02:46 PM) Oh Wi...   Oct 23 2008, 03:07 PM
- - Rua   It's a beautiful thing.   Oct 23 2008, 03:08 PM
- - logger   Jon 79 - Every Now And Then 1. Pleasantish but ra...   Oct 23 2008, 09:19 PM
- - Kick in the Head   LOGGER RHYTHMS - LOGGER With so many tracks, it s...   Oct 27 2008, 11:28 AM
- - Jon 79   Baz Side A Rockin' 1. A 10 minute cheese epi...   Oct 27 2008, 10:25 PM
- - Rua   Every Now And Then (A Poignant Tale Of Perpetual T...   Nov 7 2008, 04:56 PM
- - Jon 79   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Nov 23 2008, 04:03 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Baz Side A - Rockin' 1. An epic choral open...   Nov 23 2008, 07:56 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   So Fresh Off The Press It's Still Green - Ade ...   Nov 23 2008, 10:00 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Wife Of Rolex @ Nov 23 2008, 10:00...   Dec 3 2008, 05:13 PM
- - Kick in the Head   SIDE A/SIDE B - BAZ Nice design, and a good conce...   Nov 24 2008, 01:28 PM
- - Kick in the Head   SO FRESH OFF THE PRESS, IT'S STILL GREEN - ADE...   Nov 26 2008, 07:51 PM
|- - Wife Of Rolex   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Nov 26 2008, 07...   Nov 27 2008, 05:01 AM
- - Jon 79   Noise Museum - Kick In The Head 1. Musically this...   Dec 1 2008, 01:45 AM
- - maian   Wife of Rolex - Hello Darling 1. Starts out inter...   Dec 3 2008, 06:30 PM
- - Wife Of Rolex   Ooof!   Dec 3 2008, 07:17 PM
- - Jon 79   Hello Darling - Wife of Rolex 1. Nice Indian tune...   Dec 22 2008, 06:07 PM
- - logger   The Seldom Keen Sid - maian 1. Moroderesque beats...   Feb 2 2009, 03:13 PM
- - logger   I was just about to post my review of Rua's cd...   Feb 2 2009, 04:17 PM
|- - Rua   QUOTE (logger @ Feb 2 2009, 04:17 PM) I w...   Feb 2 2009, 04:26 PM
- - logger   It's just that I was about to post it, I would...   Feb 2 2009, 04:28 PM
- - Rua   That is really annoying. My out of work email does...   Feb 2 2009, 04:31 PM


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