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Things...

Glowpeople Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Specky Records
  • ASIN: B008RYRUR2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 475,171 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This debut album from psychedelic jazz adventurers is also a nice object to perk up many a dreary CD collection. To help fund our festival travels and connect to new ears we have put together our first Glowpeople CD. While this is essentially a DIY affair, we thought if a thing's worth doing it's worth overdoing. So, seizing the collective enthusiasm for the project we have packaged our debut album 'Things' in dazzling hues.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy this trip... and it is a trip! 29 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you could find a decent indie record shop in these digital days and you happened to find this beautifully packaged cd in the racks, you'd buy it on the strength of the cover artwork alone. Thankfully the music contained within matches the psychedelic eye candy enveloping it. From the opening blast of 'Things went wrong', a cosmic helter skelter of pounding rhythms, trippy swirling synths and jazzy free form guitar through to the closing 'Saddest flower in the vase', the album takes you up, up and away through a kaleidoscopic landscape of dub, electonica and good old fashioned space rock. Strap on the cans, spark up a fatty boom batty and let Glowpeople mess with your head.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A shiny disc full of groovy vibes 21 Aug 2012
By m3
Format:Audio CD
After eighteen months or so of improvised rehearsal sessions in Shropshire cellars, Glowpeople have finally got their thing together and released a shiny discful of tunes to the world. Having evolved out of the promising but ill-fated Neotopia and various other Midlands outfits, they are now an emerging favourite on the more "out-there" edges of the UK festival circuit, having appeared at Kozfest, Unorthodox Paradox and others this past summer, and going down a storm.

As others have said, the music contained here is mainly instrumental with the odd well-timed sample popping up. The treated trumpet and trippy percussion standing out, but all the players put in a good showing, often veering off from the main theme and later returning via a series of interesting interludes.

Probably best enjoyed in a sunny garden with the accompaniment of a jazz trumpet or two, if you like your music well off the beaten track and on the edge, then things... may be just what you need. And if you get the chance to see them live, do it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Glowpeople "Things..." album 17 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the debut release by up n' coming festy band Glowpeople, comprised of , it seems, various musicians in and around the Shropshire area (UK).
Having being privy to some of this music in earlier, more tentative try-out formats (courtesy of drummer Nick), it's a real pleasure to hear everything come together in such a sonically satisfying way. There are a myriad of influences to be heard but the predominant vibe is of a jazzy, mellow kind of improv-generated space-rock so beloved of festival goers and groovers. Certainly, if you fancy a dose of Ozricsesque, chilled out meanderings with your cuppa chai, you could do a lot worse than indulge in this album. Between twisty bass-burblings and trumpet textures, organic percussion with dreamy guitar and keyboard flourishes complete with samples n sound-bites, this is a very pleasant way to spend some brain massage-time in your podule. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nifty 14 Oct 2012
By keith
Format:Audio CD
Trippy improvisation which makes good use of space. Post-punk basslines that bring to mind a certain Mr Wobble. Distant trumpets. Funky drums. Sampled voices. Shimmering guitars. Ethereal sounds. Late night jazz. All this and more. Oh yeah and a track called 'The Saddest Flower In The Vase' which is pretty nifty, isn't it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars All good Things come to those who wait... 1 Oct 2012
By Animal
Format:Audio CD
After a brief bubbling-under period, this disc has now wormed its way into my psyche to the point where I feel compelled to put certain tracks - particularly "Things Went Wrong" and "The Saddest Flower in the Vase" - on repeat with every new listen. Considering that the music sounds mostly live and improvised, the playing is tight and the sound quality is considerably better than it could have been.

"Things" is unusual in the respect that it works as both background and foreground music, and that the playing can't really be traced back to a specific set of influences (something that's depressingly rare nowadays), although certain reference points - such as Miles' Davis early 70s albums and the jazz-inflected drum'n'bass of Spring Heel Jack - do implicitly suggest themselves throughout. At times - particularly on the third track "Metaphorical" - where it sounds like a gritty space age take on classic film noir atmospherics. Recommended.
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