Finally Kindle folk get upgraded to the free version. It is unfortunately though the mobile version, so only allows you to play in shuffle mode. Whilst I'm very happy it's free, that does take away from the useability for me. Playlists shuffled, fine, but sometimes I want to quickly listen to one specific track, and that just got a little more difficult / tedious to navigate. Docking a star for that. Still have the radio option, thankfully.
And why would you want to? Seems like a lovely and surreal place to live! Unlike the last compilation, this is all instrumental with cute little spoken narration, as our guide - who sounds like he's from the Mighty Boosh - takes us for a day trip around the Island. This is far more ambient in sound, and I think most - if not all - the pieces are contemporary, though there is still a retro feel. It even features Amorphous Androgynous, which is great. There is a definite Psychedelic Bubble around at the moment, and I think the Island can be found firmly at its centre. I'm glad that this series has moved on from the first compilation, however I love The Sounds of Monsterism Island vol 1 so… Read more
I loved Deserter's Songs and All is Dream, but I couldn't get into Secret Migration at all, therefore I was quite hesitant about buying this as I too thought they had lost their charm, and therefore lost me. However I got the free accompanying mp3 Strange Attractor from Mrev's website, and I absolutely love that. I think they shot themselves in the foot a little by not making it just one album though, because in my opinion you really need to play them together to get the whole experience. And taken as one it might appeal to FSoL / Amorphous Androgynous fans, as it's far deeper into ambient psych then their previous offerings, and because that's my area personally I find it glorious! This… Read more