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Sala Santa Cecilia
Sala Santa Cecilia
Price: £13.05

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 19-minute-laptopia, 23 July 2005
This review is from: Sala Santa Cecilia (Audio CD)
yet another great release from austria's favorite. Here collaborating with R. Sakamoto. However due to the nature of this recording you will be able to recognize only 10% of Sakamoto input (unlike say collaboration with Alva Noto where the roles are more equally balanced), the rest 90% goes to mister Christian Fennesz.

It's All Around You
It's All Around You
Price: £9.38

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reaching maturity, 21 July 2004
This review is from: It's All Around You (Audio CD)
i am sure that many will be reluctunt to prize this album 5 stars, but after some thought and considering those awfully superficial reviews this great piece of music got from the mag professionals, i will not hesitate to do so.
those are almost 45 minutes of tortoise distilled genius. being a great jazz band in its core, here gives the best taste of the musical forms it has presented through the years, with cuting edge production.
the main complaint by the reviewers is that this time tortoise don't try to push any boundaries,however being jazz they are entitled not to do so through amazing experimentalism but through magnificent reworking of known patterns.
this disc encapsoulates the best produced and best played music of this year. the compositions are economically built and what you here is a potent band reching the most mature phase of their career.

Sonic Nurse
Sonic Nurse

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely brilliant, 17 July 2004
This review is from: Sonic Nurse (Audio CD)
i never expected that sonic youth would make it again to the top of my albums-of-the-year top. i mean as a big fun, i always counted them in my top ten, but this album is undoubtedly their best since long time
tha ballance between experimentation and kicking rock songwriting is to be taught in any school of rock
i hear new bands of 20-year-olds and the kids are already old and boring
these fellas in their 50's they totally justify their name once again
sonic youth, tell the nurse to keep waiting...

Uh Huh Her
Uh Huh Her
Price: £6.50

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a work of art, 8 Jun 2004
This review is from: Uh Huh Her (Audio CD)
i guess after mercury prize winner 'stories...'
this album will be a cause of great controversy
those who like 'big' production might find it boring
but those who love art to its purest and minimalest use of means are bound to love it
songwriting is personal and straight to the point
pj does almost everything by herself
that's why it's such a precious work of art.
a handmade jewel in times of corporate music hysteria...

1985-2001 (Ltd)
1985-2001 (Ltd)

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a resounding but subtle genious, 29 Mar 2002
This review is from: 1985-2001 (Ltd) (Audio CD)
This is a set of tunes to round up the story so far. The packaging concept is by far the best minimal coffeetable accessory to make your friends envy you to death. What about the content then? All the braincells of steven formulated in short cinematic subconscious themes. The blending of the tracks is as marvellous as the editing of a post-nouvelle vague film. So subtle, so 'less is more', so beautiful...[it will surely melt your girlfriend/boyfriend too, so buy 2 copies!]

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