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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of 2004. Seriously. Hear for yourself, 18 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Thunder, Lightning Strike (Audio CD)
The Go! Team are actually a collective of musicans from the UK, but you would think 'Thunder Lightning Strike' was the product of a think-tank of production wizards pushing rock-based electronica to it's highest level. This in fact isn't electronica, but it does embody that same inventiveness to create dense sheets of sound. 'Thunder Lightning Strike' combines the infectious melodies of 70's soundtracks, everything from TV programs, commercials, to Schoohouse Rock. But don't let this fool you, this CD still rocks, self-contained energy unleashed as animated pastiches of sound. The album is sprinkled with music-confection, eg, bouncy pianos, horns, and harmonica, almost like the playful spirit of Japanese pop/rock meeting big-beat artists like The Chemical Brothers and The Propellerheads. The template is much like The Avalanches, but more intoxicating, fusing 70's orchestral kistch with rock swagger. Probe a little further and you'll detect hints of jazz/lounge film-scores, electronic grooves of Lemon Jelly, quirky turntablism of Cornelius, and the gung-ho chants of Bis. Running at just under 40 minutes, 'Thunder Lightning Strike' was the only release that actually made me stand-up and take notice. Innovative, lush, dynamic, and just plain brilliant. Never heard of this? Now you have. It's your turn to take a listen.
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