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4.0 out of 5 stars there's better out there..., 15 Jan. 2006
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J (Fulham, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Start Breaking My Heart (Audio CD)
This is a good purchase, but not quite as monumental as the advertising stickers on the cover may suggest - at times Dan Snaiths enthusiasm and creativity seems to run out of steam, and the music is occasionally left a little cold and technical. Buy "Up in Flames" first, which has much more body and richness to it - if that's what you want from your electronic music!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Martian windchimes and other curious beats, 28 April 2001
This review is from: Start Breaking My Heart (Audio CD)
Although nothing revolutionary, Manitoba's Dan Snaith (a classically trained pianist and mathematician, but don't be scared away by that) takes all your favourite beeps, glitches and icecream van chimes and sculpts them into the sort of charming, twitchy electronica that will keep anyone happy until Aphex Twin, Plaid and Boards of Canada get around to releasing new albums. There are a few stretches that sound like Cubase on 4/4 autopilot but then the whole thing will kick off into a wonky Sun Ra riff or subside into tinkling, summery, half-heard children's voices and the sort of electric piano figures last heard on some mid-70s Matching Mole or Hatfield and the North album.
As with the best (and worst) of this kind of electronica, Manitoba layers skittering high velocity beats against snatches of melancholic and unexpected melody, music box rhythms and almost subliminal but evocative intrusions of real life sounds. When it works it's playful, engaging and joyous and even when it doesn't you know it'll change into something new in about 15 seconds.
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