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Sostie
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 Dec 22 2008, 06:07 PM
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Hello Darling - Wife of Rolex

1. Nice Indian tune. Not keen on the vocals. Had this been an instrumental I think I'd have really like this though.

2. Some very nice early 80s sounding synths. Sounds familiar. ... possibly the sort of thing the Chems would sample. Very nice but I don't like the vocals... too drab. ... and too long.

3. Speaking of the Chems... Unless I'm very much mistaken, they took several elements from this fantastic 60's track to create The Private Psychedelic Reel. I've not heard this before. I like this a lot. Very Kinksy.

4. Hmmm... more sampled familiarity. ...I think this was Mr Scruff's Get a Move On, ...but an instrumental version... or more likely an original song by someone else that Mr Scruff used in his song. Good, but just reminds me of the version that I know (& therefore prefer)

5. Ohh, no. Skip this one. Far too early 90's house for my liking.

6. Nice funky jangly sounding guitar in this. Don't like the run of the mill female vocal though. Otherwise could've been a good tune.

7. Interesting version of I Feel Love. Listening to those synths just makes me think of the definitive version of this. Except this is nowhere near as good.

8. Usually I wouldn't like something like this. But the female vocal here is actually quite appealing. Great tune. & very well produced. ...This could almost be a modern Bond theme tune. (This is a compliment, but you have to forget that most modern bond tunes are shit)

9. This is very familiar too me. - Not what I'd usually listen to, but there's a hook in the chorus that stays with you.... even if you feel indifferent to the song as I do.

10. No thanks. This singing's way too girly for my ears. As for the music, well it's missing... save for the percussion and a very occasional brass section. Way too slow (and I don't just mean the tempo). Next!

11. This is like the male equivalent of the previous song. Very minimalistic. More melodic though. Nice bit of background (sort of) breakbeat, a riff that's stolen straight from 007, and a terrible vocal that sounds like Chris Martin! (If it's not him, then this is probably the worst insult I can give to this otherwise talented singer)

12. Skip to the end. This has boy band written all over it... Too warbley & poppy. please... no more.

13. Another familiar one. Was this also in someone else's tape loop mix? Simplistic. electro. synths. Daft Punky chorus voice. Not bad. A little too poppy, but I like. Reminds me of the Super Fury Animals. Actually, it could be them (or maybe the singer's solo effort).

14. Epic choral start. Then turns into a 1980's talk show theme. ...sort of. ...and now Kilroy.

15. Every element of this song's downbeat. I won't try an identify the language in the chorus... I've trying to think of something positive to say about this: ...It's not too long. ..Actually maybe it is. Bad ending to the compilation.


Overall?
Far better than I thought it would be. Kelly's played that clever trick of really lowering expectations by following up a piss-poor 'I'd rather stick my head in a vice than listen to it again' compilation, with a not-so-bad, average compilation. And so I was pleasantly surprised with some of the choices on this. There were still some bad tunes on this, but nothing as dire as the previous effort. & once again, extra marks go for the effort that went into the CD case.

5.5/10

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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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