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The Everlasting Blink [Import]

Bent Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B0006NLOB0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 734,519 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.0 out of 5 stars The second coming 10 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
I discovered Bent early last year, thought I had found something new, soon realised I had been pretty slow. That aside the first album was a joy. In a pretty mixed up world it is refreshing to hear a pair of artists making soothing, stirring and downright enjoyable soundscapes.
This second outing offers more of the same with some fantastic use of old artists on 'guest' sampled vocals. Nana Mouskouri makes a welcome return, joined by Billie Jo Spears, Captain and Tennille and even David Essex! Inspired.
The leaning towards country music is done is such a way as to leave you wanting to open up to a long neglected genre. BJ Cole's pedal Steel playing is wonderful. Whereas Goldfrapp use a Theremin to inject a haunting side to their ballads, Bent have found just the musician to polish their sound.
Bent's new album is a must. If you like Lemon Jelly you'll love this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Everlasting gobstopper 4 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Cheesy and cheap are words often bandied about in reviews of Bent records, but that's a little harsh when it comes to this album. While their choice of vocal contributions (Billie Jo Spears, David Essex) is certainly offbeat the result is the sort of polished pop associated with the LP's producer Stephen Hague (Pet Shop Boys, New Order). Hague's influence is particularly strong on the David Essex 'collaboration' which kicks off sounding like Chris Lowe covering New Order's Thieves Like Us.
Overall though, Everlasting Blink has a sound which can perhaps best be desribed as Orbital jamming with Lemon Jelly while the KLF man the sampler. Highlights for me are the hazy infectious disco of Magic Love, the catchy electro pop of Ordinary Day and the Jon Marsh-vocalled Beautiful Otherness which brings back fond memories of early Nineties raving.
As so often happens with music of this type, tunes from The Everlasting Blink are already finding their way into advertising (such the recent ad for tax credits).
Fans of Lemon Jelly, Royksopp et al are well advised to snap this album up fast before its poppy beauty is tarnished
by too much televised repetition.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bootifull 11 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
Amazon had been recommending this album for me for weeks, but as Im a bit wary of groups I havent heard of, I ignored their pleas, and it was only when I saw it on-sale elsewhere that I bought it.
WHAT WAS I THINKING! I was kicking myself for days, that I ignored the amazon tribe, cos this CD is GGrrrreat.
It starts with a sample from Tomita and I thought for a moment that they had put the wrong CD in the case, but it just got better.
The tunes are dancy, but not in a Cream/Fabric vein. It reminded me of Royskopp, and Banco De Gaia, but a bit more mainstream. Possibly closer to I Monster, or Mint Royale.
The best track has to be Ordinary Day, Im not sure of the sample, but I have been singing it to myself all morning.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No ordinary chill out hacks 27 April 2004
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No ordinary chill out act indeed. Bent improve immeasurably on theirdebut, Programmed to Love, with an album of strange eccentric beauty and,at times, shimmering attention to detail. 'King Wisp' opens things gentlywith ethereal gospel voices and aquatic strings. 'An Ordinary Day' pitchesa heavily distorted soulful vocal sample over disco rhythms, pumpingbasslines and bubbling synths, a formula that is repeated successfullythroughout the album. What sets Bent asides from, say, Zero Seven,however, is their bold use of (albeit sampled) vocal contributions.Furthermore, their 'borrowed' vocals are employed to a subtler and morestructured effect than the wacky student enterprise that is Lemon Jelly.'So Long Without You' is a mutant disco/country hybrid centred around theunlikely tones of Billie Jo Spears that really shouldn't work. The blendof southern 'twang', warped keyboards and mournful trumpet into the warm,heavily distorted production is strangely uplifting without being cheesy.Similarly, 'Stay The Same' is a piece of soaring electroclash centredaround a David Essex vocal that turns into a symphonic, layered beauty,and is a true original. Although a number of tracks are vapid chill-outfodder, there is plenty to recommend, including the Hawaiian lilt of'Moonbeams' and the dramatic crescendo of the title track. The best of thebunch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have been a huge fan of Bent since I first heard their music on the Carlsberg 'bank' advert some years ago. Overall, this 2nd album is not quite as good as their first 'Programmed to Love' but hey, i'm not complaining. It contains what is possibly their best song ever, 'Beautiful Otherness', featuring Jon Marsh (from The Beloved) on vocals. Wow, this song is soooo good and the bass is outstanding. Play loud with as much bass as your system can muster. Totally awesome which is why I am giving this album 5 stars.
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