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4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric and haunting, 27 Nov 2004
This review is from: In the Garden (Audio CD)
This experimental, avant-garde album gave no indication of the Eurythmics' subsequent melodic pop direction and mega stardom. It fits in more with the work of late 70s experimentalists like Brian Eno, Holger Czukay and is not commercial at all. Sometimes it even sounds like the later Cocteau Twins or the more ethereal type of world music. This direction is all the more odd in the light of Lennox and Stewart's previous band, the brilliant but underrated pop group The Tourists. In The Garden is a very atmospheric work and does contain at least two classics: the intricate Belinda with its cascading guitar textures, mournful drone and oriental backing vocals building up to a scorching climax is quite impressive, as is She's Invisible Now, a sorrowful song with a haunting countdown effect. English Summer is replete with crickets & stuff, whilst Your Time Will Come also has a catchy melody. So, not recommended for Eurythmics fans. People who like Delerium, Rose Chronicles, the above-mentioned German artists, Brian Eno's "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts," Deep Forest etc. will certainly enjoy it.
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