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glorious and gorgeous,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Kiss In The Dreamhouse (Audio CD)
On Dreamhouse, the Banshees ended their first, seminal phase of gloomy, hard post-punk and began their second phase, of lush, poetic art-rock, of which this, sadly, was the first and best example. It was all downhill from here but this is the swooning peak of a near-perfect run of adventurous and enjoyable albums and singles. Although this has pop moments (its singles, though not big successes, were among their most beautiful and mysterious) its real joy is in the more experimental work (Obsession, all strings and tape effects; Cocoon is cocktail jazz played by Martians; the hypnotic, London-obsessed Circle). The Banshees never really reached these dizzying heights again, but you can see the cues here which sparked Siouxsie and Budgie's esoteric and exciting future as The Creatures.