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Leisure Seizure

6 Jun 2011 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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  • Total Length: 47:24
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  • ASIN: B0050V6T36
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,945 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Bennett on 21 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
Score: 9/10

On first listen this album can pass you buy, but given repeated spins it really starts to unveil it's creativity, craft and downright cleverness. Many who are familiar with his debut 'We Have Sound' will need to show some patience to appreciate this album as Tom has spent the time away developing his sound, creating more complex melodies and bizarre sounds (like on 'Aroused' - one of my current favourites).

The music can appear lazy and has a certain languid quality - evident on the first single 'A Chore'. It took me about 5 listens to really 'get' this album, but it's worth the effort.

Tom's voice has been critisized by some music journos, but Tom Vek is not about a voice - it's an attitude, a type of music that can accompany everyday life like few others. This makes listening to the slower tracks like 'Hold Your Hand', 'We Do Nothing' 'Seizemic' on Leisure Seizure more and more pleasurable, and that's a rare quality. Tom's second album shows far more depth than his debut, which at times, sounded musically amateurish like on 'A Word In Your Ear', but there are no such moments here, even though some tracks don't feel as tight as others - but then we don't want overproduced, do we? The album cleverly picks up the pace on 'Someone Loves You', a track that needs to be played loud for maximum pleasure. A more claustrophobic feel continues on 'Close Mic'ed'. Some of the tracks really mix up styles, such as 'You Need To Work Your Heart Out' and 'A.P.O.L.O.G.Y.' which helps to keep your ears open when listening to the album in it's entirety.

This is an understated masterpiece that is actually too clever and cool for even the cool kids. A contender for album of the year.
Unmissable.
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It's been six long years since Tom Vek's unforgettable debut album, and fans from all over the world have expressed their appreciation by proclaiming with addict's dismay, "where am I gonna get my next fix?!". Well it's finally here, and it was worth the wait!

Some critics have dismissed 'Leisure Seizure' as being too similar to the first album. As well as being untrue, this is by no means a reason to cast it aside. 'We Have Sound' was a sublime record and my only hope for Vek's current release was that it would be even half as good! Fortunately for me, it has exceeded all expectation; It's not easy for me to admit, but I believe this new album is on a par with the first, an achievement in itself!

Not only has Tom Vek reached the same giddy heights of musical perfection as before, he's done it with a new direction and significant intrigue. The album still has the same hooks from Vek's idiosyncratic vocal style and intricate melange of instruments and synthetic sounds, but it's bolder, more contemplated in places, and leaves a new and not unpleasant taste in the mouth. There appears to be more experimentation with the electronic samples, and if you'd told me that prior to my first listen I may have been disappointed, but it works, it really works! The way the sounds, instruments, and vocal parts all interweave; from one moment to the next, complimenting, clashing and building up layers, tells of an extremely thoughtful approach...

Where has Tom Vek been for the past 6 years? Well he's clearly been in the studio!!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By j053phadam on 30 Oct 2011
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Something of the LCD Soundsystem about it, but without the arrogance. Some fantastic beats coupled with a REAL vocal - warts 'n' all. Love it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AJP Godfrey on 7 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
If you bought the first album, this is a no brainer,this is a must! Funky breakbeats, quirky synth, beautifully crafted songs.
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