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The Nextwave Sessions Ep [12" VINYL] Single, EP, Maxi


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Bloc Party are an English rock band, composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass guitar, synths, backing vocals, glockenspiel), and Matt Tong (drums, backing vocals). Their brand of music is said to have been drawn from such bands as Mogwai, The Cure, Joy Division, Sonic Youth,[1] and in their more recent work, Radiohead.

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Product details

  • Vinyl (19 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, EP, Maxi
  • Label: Frenchkiss
  • ASIN: B00DZHK3M0
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,470 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ratchet
2. Obscene
3. French Exit
4. Montreal
5. Children Of The Future

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Format: Vinyl
While the opening track and first single off the EP Ratchet is probably closest to their latest album Four with its frantic math rock beat, songs like Obscene or Montreal drop all the instruments for synthesizers. This takes Bloc Party back to their Intimacy days and finally Kele’s solo album The Boxer.

Obscene is a slow ballad that was recorded electronically in its entirety. The music is very basic with just a clap-hands beat and a repeating synth pattern and thus essentially rests on Kele’s vocals. As such it’s closer to Kele’s Yesterday’s Gone or The New Rules from his 2010 solo album. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as those are all great songs in their own right but what I’m missing here is the band. Obscene is a Kele rather than a Bloc Party song. If you listen to them in a row you would hardly notice that Obscene isn’t on his solo album.

French Exit kicks things up a notch. It takes Bloc Party back to the math rock heyday of Silent Alarm and its latter-day revival on their most recent record Four.

Montreal is a striking example of how Bloc Party are capable of crafting beautiful ballads. Similar to Obscene it uses very basic drum and guitar patterns the main difference being that it features actual instruments and background vocals provided by the band whereas Obscene could have easily been recorded by Kele alone.

Children Of The Future rounds off the EP. The opening guitar riff and drums immediately reminded me of The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1979. It’s a song about the children being the future and the next wave (which probably give the EP its name) and how they are not to repeat the mistakes of the current generation.
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By Sam on 29 Dec. 2013
Format: MP3 Download
Bloc Party at their quirky hard edge best, then they go and take another break!
Hopefully they will return soon and continue from where this ep ended.
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Format: Vinyl
Four is a grower & pulls you in further with each listen but if this is any indication then things are just going to get better. Ratchet in particular is one of the best tracks from them yet, a perfect combination of dance & indie reminiscent of Dizzee - bonkers / Wiley - Rolex but very track just gets better with every listen. Vinyl sounds super quiet as well. If only they'd reissue Silent Alarm on vinyl!
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