4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 9 July 2002
Having read an article on the 'new folk' in Mojo I decided to take them at their word and experiment to see if it was as cool as they had said. I was not disappointed- from The Pastels' "Intro/Everybody is a star" you know you're going somewhere pleasant and that the journey there will be surprising and informative. Better known artists this relates to range from Stereolab to the Velvet Underground to artists on Warp Records. After listening to this album you'll want to know more about this new underground scene. Highlights include the charming lo-fi freak-out of International Airport's "Cardiac arrest", the quirky "Stone in the river" and my personal favourite, Barbara Morgenstern's "Kleiner ausschnitt" (yes, German music can be fun!). If you're the kind of person who's not afraid of a bit of a challenge, and like the idea of a bit of experimentalism in your listening, you'll enjoy this! The title sums up the philosophy of the music perfectly. The feeling is good.
on 19 November 2004
Whilst recently dining in glasgow restaurant MONORAIL i was surprised to spy a record shop in the corner with some rather charming sounds coming from. i had to leave my wheat beer and meal and enquire. the two charming behind the counter stopped arm wrestling to inform me that it was a compilation of recent music from the GEOGRAPHIC label. bought the wee disc and brought it home, its still playin and despite being a compilation it has a uniformity that many albums by singular artists fail to achieve. I will be seeking out more work by some of the artsist involved. BEAUTIFUL STUFF