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Grappling Hooks

1 Jan 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Kscope
  • Copyright: (c) 2010 Snapper Music
  • Total Length: 49:16
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  • ASIN: B00AX1UHAE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Foster on 22 Mar 2011
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Brilliant debut LP from the (two-thirds) Scottish trio, Grappling Hooks has its share of electronic "blips", but no shortage of tunes either, all underpinned by solid musicianship and ethereal vocals.

From the quirkiness of the refrain - if you can call it that - of "Cell Count", to probably the two most accessible tracks would be "Alexanderplatz" and "Drawing Maps from Memory" (the latter being the only single so far) there is much to appreciate.

Some patience may be required to enjoy this, but not much.

Looking forward to the follow up album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tweazle on 17 Feb 2013
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Without hyperboly I think that this is one of the best albums I have ever heard! Being an ancient old fart the wrong side of 50 I think it would be fair to say that I'm not generally a massive fan of the shoegazing genre, but if you want to get started into that then this is definitly the album for you. Fantastic vocals / lyrics; superlative guitars without being over domineering; demon synth and stunning off beat drumming. Do I have a favourite track? No, that would be like trying to decide which of my two children I love the most (OK, a little hyperboly there). Awesome.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mikey P on 5 July 2011
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I don't believe any piece of music, literature or film deserves 100%. That implies perfection. And, let's face it, everything could be improved in some way, even if ever so slightly. But, I nearly broke the rule for 'Grappling Hooks'.

Ethereal vocals, luscious harmonies, melodies that embed themselves in your mind like ... um ... grappling hooks? Layer upon layer of sound, bringing a crescendo, swooping and soaring. The harsh electronica dovetails with the rock guitar, bass and drums. Classical piano riffs sit next to waves of synth. It works so well. Only occasionally does the cliched washed-out drum sound irritate - it seems 'forced', especially as the drum production is so good elsewhere.

Out training, I got carried away and just avoided running into a lamp post whilst listening to this. Nearly perfect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim TOP 50 REVIEWER on 8 Feb 2011
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I would put this band on a par with Grandaddy and Mercury Rev, having as they do a more American than European take on what can only be called prog. There are even hints of Beach Boys, Big Star and some Drum 'n' Bass on here along with Nirvanaesque wig outs. Is that eclectic enough for you? And whatever you do, don't think the 30 second snippets you get on Amazon are any guide, some tracks encompass all the above reference points on their own!

A blast!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Stevens VINE VOICE on 6 April 2010
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This is fantastic....anyone who writes reviews is always trying to think of something to compare it to, so as readers of said review can decide whether it is "their bag" or not. I have spent hours trying to think who this can be compared to, and my thinking is continuing.... it manages to defy categorization and yet whilst it sounds fresh and new (this is their debut album) also sounds like they have been around for years, such is the confidence in the delivery of this set.

The thing which hits you immediately on first listen is the drums.....closing your eyes imagining the drummer conjures up pictures of the muppet "Animal" (in style, I hasten to add, not appearance!). As the other reviwer on here at time of writing says, they hit you like a thunder clap, which just keeps rolling and rolling. Add to this the high pitched voice of the lead singer (rather like JJ72 and Geneva) and guitar work, which would grace any of the great rock guitarists fodder, and you have a sound which is immense.

A rock album for the 21st Century.....rock on!
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