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post Aug 18 2008, 10:21 AM
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post Oct 23 2008, 01:46 PM
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Hello Darling – Wife Of Rolex

Exquisite little cover from Kelly again who puts us all to shame in that department.

1. We begin with a badly produced modern uptake on eastern sounds with bad beats & samples which someone has thrown in with their eyes closed. The vocals were good, but everything else about this was shoddy & unimaginative.

2. Almost an antithesis of the previous track from an act who are over-rated by Muso dullards & under-rated by fools. A chilled track with masterful synth, delicately crafted but well executed beats & perfectly appropriate vocals. A track which nods sagely toward the past, while keeping itself firmly rooted in the present. Good.

3. Avante garde, art school 60’s pop. More driven by jazz than psychedelia, this little ditty is a treasure on the ears. I like it, indeed I do.

4. A real step up in tempo with a great intro of drums & organ that create a warning siren giving us pre-emptive to prepare ourselves. Everybody get ready to groove!

5. Very little House music dates well, it’s all down to the beats you see, which on this are dominated by a very dated synth bass kick drum. The overlaying acid house piano synth is awful, but does ease into a normal synth piano loop in the middle of the track which makes things not so bad. Unfortunately the acid house loop comes back in for a final trip, if I still did drugs I would leave the room & let the Brian Harvey’s have a dance.

6. Terrible intro, terrible. I can’t stress this enough, which is a shame because the rest of this Blondie inspired track is great. Reading from the same soulful disco guitar riff book as The Rapture, the confident story telling vocals put this a cut above other danceable indie of its ilk. Good good.

7. Remix of disco classic which adds nothing but weaker vocals, a clumsy synth & an irritating snare drum which makes it impossible to mix without killing the treble & shoehorning it in, then dropping the snare back in like a tombstone on granite, which in essence defeats the entire purpose of a remix. This is a remix Fail.

8. A decent slice of electro from an act which flatter to deceive & often frustrate. It adds strings in the right places to accentuate the tracks feeling of a ticking clock, ending in a well crafted crescendo. Decent.

9. A lamentful sounding, reworking of one of the popular hits from an absolute cracking little band. Dominated by a lovely sounding 12 string acoustic guitar for most of the track, it unfortunately works better on the level of knowing the original version. On it’s own it’s fairly ordinary. Interesting for me though & I enjoyed it.

10. Ah. I recognise this person from your last loop. 60’s inspired soulful pop ballad of sorts, like only a Liverpuddlian could do. Beautifully reserved & minimalist.

11. Tinny beats seem to work with this gentle & bland enough track that doesn’t go particularly anywhere or do anything. I guess it is nice & everything, but something I would expect to be heard being piped through an iTunes shuffle in an upmarket pub in the daytime. There is something very Sting about it, I didn’t like that.

12. Boyband type Popstar hears Gorrilaz record. Likes Gorillaz. Wants to incorporate a bit of that “Gorrilaz sound” into his work. Will make it sound more contemporary. Doesn’t quite work. Forgets about Gorillaz in the end & writes pop chorus instead. I didn’t like it.

13. Very Furries sounding fun indie pop with brilliant little synth parts, vocoder & harmonies to boot. Good stuff.

14. My God. What is that... thing?

After a rather bombastic choir, organ & cymbal intro it sounds like someone let Paul Hardcastle loose on Also Sprach Zarathustra, in the studio of the bloke who did the tune for BBC game-show Going for Gold. A space synth oddity & unbelievably bad.

15. Feel good organ driven hippy pop/rock (which The Polyphonic Spree have obviously nicked) either from or set in a bygone era. A pleasant & nice ending to the compilation.


Oh Wifey, you certainly make the Loop that extra bit interesting. This was a nice loop with mostly hits, mostly.

7 & a l'il bit/10

Tracklist please thank you.

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post Oct 23 2008, 03:07 PM
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QUOTE (Rua @ Oct 23 2008, 02:46 PM) *
Oh Wifey, you certainly make the Loop that extra bit interesting. This was a nice loop with mostly hits, mostly.

7 & a l'il bit/10

Tracklist please thank you.


I do actually purposely put curveballs into my mixes, although I do genuinely love all the tracks I use.

I have a warped sense of music. From the great to the downright WTF choices.

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- - Wife Of Rolex   Every Now And Then (A Poignant Tale Of Perpetual T...   Aug 25 2008, 03:35 AM
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- - maian   Why So Cheerious? by Rua. Track 1: We kick off wi...   Aug 31 2008, 07:06 PM
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