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The Eye
The Eye
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Fringes of 80s new wave, 9 May 2004
This review is from: The Eye (Audio CD)
KUKL was Björk's mid-80s band. This record is their first and best, in my opinion. This album is totally unique. If you imagine King Crimson playing The Cure with Björk you can begin to imagine what KUKL sound like. The songs are excellent and quite strange. They feature whispering and screaming vocals with influences of avant-garde jazz and tribal rhythms. My favourite song is the emotionally wrenching "Assassin".
Although it's not very accessible, it is rewarding. This album is great for Björk fans who want to explore her back catalogue before she because a big star. Like Björk's solo albums, this album is unpredictable. You never know what you'll hear next. Buy it.


Night Time Birds
Night Time Birds
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Price: £39.07

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Album, 9 May 2004
This review is from: Night Time Birds (Audio CD)
This is the best Gathering album, in my opinion and one of my favourite albums of all time. Beautiful, tastefully simple melodies, meditative rhythms and atmospheric songs are features of the Gathering's style.
The band uses these elements to create songs that are often long without sounding indulgent and show a full spectrum of human emotions, from joy, anger, sorrow, and the rest.
This album features an eclectic mix of fast (Third Chance) and slow (Nighttime Birds), light (The May Song) and heavy (On Most Surfaces) songs, all of which are excellent.
If you buy any album from this band, let it be this one.


Gling Glo
Gling Glo

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sublime Mixture, 5 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Gling Glo (Audio CD)
This is a great album. Those already familiar with Björk's more popular albums will enjoy this. I would also implore fans of bebop and jazz in general to give this a listen. Björk's dramatic vocals interlace well with music that recalls Charles Mingus, Miles Davis and even Thelonius Monk.
This music is much less lyric-based than her later work and Björk uses her voice much more wildly than on her later albums. If you haven't heard Björk before, you might find this an intense listen because she sings like no-one else. But if you're already a fan, you will want to get this album immediately! My favourite song is "Kata Rokkar".


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