#OctoberVinylChallenge Day 17: Two or More Discs
Blur — The Great Escape (1995, 2012 2LP Reissue)
Part of the "britpop trilogy" that features Parklife and Modern Life is Rubbish, The Great Escape is a sonic journey through the strange, funny and downright mad parts of British life (I think). It's a great one to take in from start to finish, but if you're not familiar and want a quick sample go with "Stereotypes," "The Universal," and "He Thought Of Cars."
#SpooktacularVinylChallenge Day 17: Rock Candy
Douglas Pipes — Trick 'R Treat (@waxworkrecords 2014, Candy Corn Splatter)
Truth be told the "candy corn splatter" looks better than it sounds, but I'm still happy to have a copy (I re-bought the orange later for sound quality; it's perfect). Douglas Pipes created one hell of a score for this underrated film, full of creepy sound effects and spooky strings evoking the spirit of the holiday. 8.8/10
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HUMAN EXPRESSION BY MAGIC & NAKED
"Magic & Naked" is a band that I've discovered after a local swiss newspaper wrote a review about their appearence at the 2018 Paleo Festival. The writer described the band as the "Swiss Beach Boys". As a massive fan of the classic Californian band, the comment imediatly caught my attention. I started listening first to their latest full lenght album "Human Expression". This album was released in 2017 and recorded at Kerwax studios, one of the coolest recording studios in the world. If you have listened to this album with us today, you'll know that the band is not exactly similar to the Beach Boys. In fact, their album "Human Expression" goes more with the wave of modern indie music. I have found that what makes this album unique is the general resonance of the record. There is a mellow and re-freshing sound as if the band was seeking a modern sound while only using tools from the mid 20th century. The mellow aspect gets accentuated thanks to the voice of the lead singer. Something reminiscent of the 1960's. Even if this album has not been extremely exciting to listen to, I will definitely follow the band closely and keep you updated on their future endeavours. Lots of potential.
What did you think of the album ? Comment down below!
C.L.C Rating: 6/10
#RocktoberVinylChallenge Day 17: A Female Artist or Band
Kate Bush — Hounds of Love (1985, LP)
Kate Bush — Running Up That Hill (1985, 12")
Kate Bush — Cloudbusting (1985, 12")
Kate Bush — The Sensual World (1989, 12")
Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush — Don't Give Up (1986, 12")
Kate Bush — Wow (1978, 7" Italy)
Kate Bush — December Will Be Magic Again (1980, 7" UK)
BONUS: Kate Bush — The Whole Story (1991, Laserdisc)
It's no secret, I'm a massive Kate Bush fan. While her music is highly revered in Europe, she doesn't get any of the credit she deserves in the USA, which is a real shame. Every time I put on Hounds of Love I find something new to discover, whether it be her ingenious use of early sampling with the Fairlight or the masterful way she spins a dreamlike tale through all of Side B. It's one of the greatest albums of all time for a reason; there's really nothing like it.
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