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Cool waves run over me,
This review is from: Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Audio CD)
Recently rediscovered this album after listening to it a lot in 97/98. Better than I remembered it - life isn't usually like this!
It takes you through absolute highs from the spacey 'Cool Waves' to base lows of stringed fantismo 'Broken Heart' (which is my at-the-moment favourite song - listened to it about 15 times in the last 3 weeks).
The eponymous opening track just builds and builds like a 20th century pachalbel's canon (in fact I think it must be based on it) and the lyric is beautiful. The whole album is great and I enjoy each song individually and together. It is really clever and textual music with many layers - sometimes I hate it when music is too clever but not in this case!
The influences are diverse (classical, blues, gospel)and you hear something new every time that you listen to it.
Can you tell that I really like it?