Tag: Album Review
Ditto declares on droning opener ‘Melody Emergency’, “So you’re not a rock and roller and there’s nothing wrong with that”. Only time will tell if her fans feel the same.
Unearthed in the early ‘90s by his pal Aphex Twin, Tom Jenkinson’s image has slowly changed over the years, from a geeky bedroom producer to the virtuoso bass-playing superhero he is today. Not all of Jenkinsons’ releases turned out to be masterpieces, but records like Hard Normal Daddy, Big Loada and Ultravisitor have all become classics. Sometimes leaning towards his first musical love, jazz-fusion, and elsewhere heavy on the Amen break, the common denominator has always been his excellent feel for melodic and rhythmic euphoria.
The Only Place is a deeper and more satisfying listen than Crazy For You. Less cats, though.
This is a competent record – but for anyone who relished the more eclectic dynamics and promise of Conditions, it’s a far from uplifting experience
Lo-fi king Ty Segall and one-man bedroom band White Fence (aka Tim Presley), two of
the poster boys of industrious music-making, have joined forces to produce Hair: an album that’s typical of the great bunch of psych-garage bands coming out of San Francisco right now.