Customer Review

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light the candles, lay back and be taken, 3 Aug 2000
By A Customer
This review is from: Pygmalion (Audio CD)
This album will always remind me of the cold candle lit room where I first heard it. It was the ideal setting for an album of music that can be appreciated most when the world stops for the night. Those opening reverby droned guitar chords and Haltsteds' haunting vocal on 'Rutti' pave the way for a beautifully introverted musical landscape. For this album, Slowdive shed the layers of music they used so well on previous releases, but still manage to capture your deeper side just like before. 'Crazy For You' hooks round a psychedelicy guitar phrase which compliments the up-beat rythm of the song. 'Miranda' and 'Trellisaze' connect well with the candle flames that should accompany the album. Rachel reminds us of the power an airy voice can achieve during 'Miranda', complimented by the eastern sounding sampled voice loop and the continuous chord. 'Trellisaze' evokes feelings of being in a room full of old clocks in an old fictional house. The lonely 'Cello' takes you further inwards and reminds you of Slowdives ability to fuse such an instrument into their music. 'J's Heaven' is a beautiful song to listen to it build up gradually and then drift back. Rachels voice drifts in to remind you of her beauty. The simplicity of 'Visions of La' is masked by its haunting effect that Rachels voice and Neils acoustic guitar produce. 'Blue Skied an' Clear' has to be one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. The chorous always provokes images of a once stormy sky clearing into a beautiful blue horizon. 'All of us' ends the album nicley, but you can't help wondering if it is is all of theirs. It comes across as being Neils album, with a little help from Rachel and the others. This will always be one of those albums that makes your imagination run wild in to beautifully lonley places.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.8 out of 5 stars (12 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (10)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to wishlist
A Customer