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One Breath ~ Anna Calvi
One Breath ~ Anna Calvi
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Huge Leap Forwards!, 11 Oct 2013
This album is a fairly big departure in sound from Anna's debut, with the guitar no longer being at the heart of the songs. I'm actually quite glad of this, and I'm equally glad that for the most part, Anna has put aside her deep vocals in favour of more delicate, subtle vocals, that tracks like `No More Words' and parts of `Blackout' from the debut hinted at. Now I do love Anna's guitar work and I would be equally thrilled if she put out an album full of tearing guitar solos and fierce vocals, but the fact that she's chosen to challenge, rather than appease me (and I think, many other fans) is a much bolder move, especially for an artist who does have a lot of pressure, when you consider… Read more
Melt Yourself Down <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Melt-Yourself-Down/dp/artist-redirect/B00CC63O4E">Melt Yourself Down</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Melt Yourself Down Melt Yourself Down MP3 Download
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of 2013 (So Far), 12 July 2013
This has got to be one of the best debut albums I've heard so far this year, an certainly the most wild, insane and immensely entertaining. Melt Yourself Down is very hard to pin down genre wise, although it does merge together elements of Jazz, Electronic and Dance Music with a rather middle eastern feel and raw punk energy, all of which make for a particularly fine, not to mention explosive album.

This is certainly true of the first half of the album, where all of the tracks are upbeat, riddled with infectious, danceable hooks, but at the same time these tracks are quite experimental and certainly daring. A lot of them feature very few vocals, which I think works in their… Read more
The Seer <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Seer-Swans/dp/artist-redirect/B008KYM3P8">Swans</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
The Seer Swans MP3 Download
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I'm not going to lie, listening to this two hour album, start to finish is going to be hard, particularly if you are not used to experimental music and more specifically drone. Much of this album in purely instrumental, with the instruments constantly grooving through a single pounding riff over and over, and on first listen it can seem very over the top and pointless. However, numerous listens are rewarding, as you will notice the subtitles of even the hardest pounding riffs, particularly the tumultuous pounding that kicks in halfway through the half an hour long title track, which is fearfully torturous on first listen.

The vocals on here are pretty sparse but very rewarding… Read more

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