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  • Audio CD (15 Jun. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Neapolitan
  • ASIN: B0027HBA6C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,892 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  4. Punk Spirit [Explicit] 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. The Greatest Escape We Ever Made 4:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Wave If You're Really There 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. The Line 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. I Joined A Union 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Carry Me Back To My Home 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
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BBC Review

Liverpudlian synth-pop outfit Wave Machines first garnered attention last summer with the limited edition single, I Go I Go I Go, on Chess Club. Flitting around the razor-thin line between catchy genius and irritating jauntiness that great pop songs always inhabit, it whetted appetites for their debut album. Almost a year later and, with synthesizers seemingly a contractual requirement for 2009 debutantes, Wave If You're Really There captures the zeitgeist with a bevy of decent dance-pop tracks that aren't going to change the world, but will definitely brighten up a festival field or two.

It would be harsh to say that Wave If You're Really There is throwaway, but its undisputed pleasures do diminish over time. The rising three-note melody of opener You Say the Stupidest Things instantly melts the heart, as it's been doing on songs from Otis Redding's I Got Dreams To Remember to Everybody Hurts by REM. But it's never expanded upon here: it just stands there, looking beautiful and not saying a lot. Similarly, the breezy slo-mo funk of single Keep The Lights On is one of those instantly familiar tracks that demands heavy rotation before being completely forgotten about.

However, there are other resolutely catchy moments here that pad out the style with some substance. The mournfulness of the lyric to the guitar-led Punk Spirit, for example, is at odds with the emotional distance or ironic posing that's on display elsewhere, and confirms that this is a band capable of - indeed, perhaps better when - stepping outside the limiting boundaries of synth-spangled party tunes.

Further proof of that, and by far the best track on this brief, bright album, comes at its close. Drummer Vidar Norheim takes over the vocal duties for Dead Houses, which builds slowly into a powerful, hypnotic throb. Reflective in mood and eschewing the immediacy that dominates elsewhere, it's also the track that, when the pronounced but finite pleasures of its poppier neighbours have worn off, will be most often returned to. --Chris Power

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deanano on 5 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
I've managed to get my hands on the promo for this album, and i was really impressed with it. Wave Machines seem to have taken some pointers from Hot Chip, Beta Band, Prince and even the Bee Gees (check out vocalist Tim Bruzon's falsetto!), but the emergent properties of mixing these artists have led to something quite, quite original and infectious.

I defy anyone not to dance to 'I Go I Go I Go', 'Keep The Lights On' or 'The Line'. I also defy anyone not to go misty-eyed listening to 'Dead Houses' or 'Wave If You're Really There'.

Brilliant, considered electro-pop, and will most probably figure in your soundtrack for the summer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Another accidental encounter and (my ears having just
suffered terribly in the clutches of A-Ha and their quite
frighteningly bad new album 'Foot Of The Mountain')
a pleasant suprise to have an opportunity to introduce you
to these four redoubtable young sons of Liverpool and their
splendid debut release 'Wave If You're Really There'.

This unassuming but perfectly well constructed and performed
collection of 10 songs deserves both our attention and applause.

Engaging electro-pop, melodically captivating and rhythmically sound.

'Punk Spirit', with its raw chordal progessions, strident
falsetto voice and well constructed harmonies is a stonkingly
good song. No-nonsense, four-square and solid as a rock.

The chugga-chugga, plinkety plonk tapestry of 'The Greatest
Escape We Ever Made' is another winner. Pixies at the disco.

Likewise 'The Line' - lessons learned from the likes of
Tom Tom Club have served them well. A little joy !

'Carry Me Back To My Home' is a quite unusual composition.
Anthemic, occasionally discordant but ultimately uplifting.

Together the lovely 'Wave If You're Really There' and the
strangely affecting concluding track 'Dead Houses' share
joint prize for album highlight.
The latter points towards a promising future and greater
riches to come from this very fine little band.

Recommended.
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A gem of a piece. Other reviews have indicated the provenance of the musical types but there is a freshness here that is so compelling. Only one track I haven't quite 'got' yet - 'I Joined A Union' - but that's remarkable. Apart from that, the album is so great I keep wishing it were available on vinyl and on top of everything else, the sound is excellent - really high quality and seemingly little compression applied (so turn it up!).

Whimsical, ultra cool (I have seen 'Keep The Lights On' applied to the sexiest of film showreels to great effect), the pervading gestalt is that this music simply is what it is, and that is clever, rewarding beats with insightful musicianship and great verve. It's the kind of album that you hear in the car of a friend of a friend of a friend on the way to an unforgettable party somewhere remote and fantastic, mixing with the unusual and fabulous where you meet a new, great lover - and wish you could find it again years later but know you can't.

Well here it is. And buy it now. I bought another disc for safe-keeping.
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Great, easygoing tunes. They remind me of being a teen and coming across a really cool Indie band that defines your summer but, in truth, there's so much variety and originality that you struggle to categorise them properly. In reality, these are a great bunch of guys who are both innovative and totally unpretentious. They look set to move in a fascinating new direction with their next release. The new single, Counting Birds, is a sign of more to come.

In the meantime, let this album take hold of you as you give it a little time. It's a real grower and you soon notice that the album works really well as a whole. At first, I felt that songs like 'The Line' were just fillers but then they get their hooks in you and work their charm. Even still, every time you hear the likes of 'I Go I Go I Go' and 'Keep The Lights On', it'll cheer up your day.
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If you want your pop fresh and different, you've come to the right place! Whilst sharing some recognisable elements with the likes of La Roux and MGMT (which is no bad thing!), Wave Machines bring a character all their own to their music: the falsetto male vocals; the heartfelt delivery; the way they mix pop textures, rock guitars and disco rhythm tracks with such an unforced feel. This music is a unique and orignal voice, while remaining catchy as hell. It feels like every track is a potential single. When the sun was out at "The Big Chill", this was the music everyone I was with wanted to hear.
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Brilliant first Album by the up and coming Wave Machine. Looking forward to the follow up.
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