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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul saving music...
Whereas much of downtempo/electronica suffers from a serious lack of emotion, the Soulsavers have it plentiful supply. Inhabiting an area which namechecks Death in Vegas, DJ Shadow, Can and Norweigan electronica (Moonflowers etc.), they manage to produce one of the musical highlights of the past 12 months. At no point does it veer into the self indulgent, instead...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Music for car adverts
I was dissapointed by this album largely due to the fact that these characters were hypeing themselves up in the music press as the antithesis of 'chill out' and had been remixed by the likes of Broadway Project. Broadway Project it ain't. The tunes are fairly one-dimensional affairs, all moody-strings, sombre piano and crisp beats. Perfect for car adverts, if you like...
Published on 23 Oct 2003


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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Music for car adverts, 23 Oct 2003
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This review is from: Tough Guys Don't Dance (Audio CD)
I was dissapointed by this album largely due to the fact that these characters were hypeing themselves up in the music press as the antithesis of 'chill out' and had been remixed by the likes of Broadway Project. Broadway Project it ain't. The tunes are fairly one-dimensional affairs, all moody-strings, sombre piano and crisp beats. Perfect for car adverts, if you like that sort of sub-Moby sort of thing, but there are not enough ideas to stretch the listener's attention. Guest vocalist from the band 'Spain' provides additional interest on 3 tracks but does not have distinctive enough vocals or lyrics to improve on the lacklustre production. That said, many people will probably enjoy this record for its darker edge and tense strings, but for me this could never be more than background music.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Likeable but not special, 25 Feb 2005
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A. G. Gibbons "book & music inamorata" (Sheffield, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Tough Guys Don't Dance (Audio CD)
I bought this album after it appeared in my recommendations. Since it was compared to Broadway Project, whose "Compassion" album I love, I was expecting big things. But to be honest I am a little disappointed. That said, I do in fact like it, just not as much as other albums and groups.
The first track is moody, with its racey beat and dark electronic sounds, reminiscent of the sort of music films use in club scenes or even car chases. All in all, it's a fairly average track though.
In fact quite a few of the tracks are average sounding. Yet they're certainly likeable. "San Quentin Blues" and "rumblefish" fit quite nicely into the chill-out genre but aren't distinctive, and remind me of better tunes by the likes of Chicane etc.
Male vocals appear on "Love", "Down so low", and "Precious Time", and these songs are the best on the album; perhaps a little zero 7 -esque. The real highlight for me is "Down so Low" - it seems the most intimate with backing strings and a building beat.
This probably isn't the sort of album you could just sit solitarily and listen to. It isn't thought-provoking, and the music is in no way as challenging as many of the groups its compared to. Its quite 'nice' though (and I do use that word deliberately) as background music if your mates come round for a chilled one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul saving music..., 8 Feb 2004
This review is from: Tough Guys Don't Dance (Audio CD)
Whereas much of downtempo/electronica suffers from a serious lack of emotion, the Soulsavers have it plentiful supply. Inhabiting an area which namechecks Death in Vegas, DJ Shadow, Can and Norweigan electronica (Moonflowers etc.), they manage to produce one of the musical highlights of the past 12 months. At no point does it veer into the self indulgent, instead preffering to evoke a warm, fuzzy feeling which is wholly satisfying. If you like good music I suggest you buy this album straight away. It really is that good!
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