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on 16 September 2009
It came out now ten years ago but sounds still fab today. There are some beautiful adventurous sounds contained herein. DOTR singer Paul Vickers sounds like a cross between Liam Gallagher, Mick Jagger & Richard Ashcroft while the rest of the quintet Grant Pringle (drums), Mike Small (guitars), Donald Kyle (bass), & Roger Simian (guitar) creates a beautiful backdrop of melodic noise. Best tracks are 'Love Is A Curse' which is much like Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'; 'Sub Erotic Fields' shuffling - reminds of The Moles 1967 slab of psych 'We Are The Moles'...solid & stupendous & brilliant "And everything falls into the stream"; 'Science Fiction Freak' is a captivating slow relentless glide through the galaxy of exploding emotions; 'Big Hefty Hounds' is pure 60's psych; there are some sensitive moments like the opening gambit of violins on 'Get A Bright Flame' - compelling; 'Hand Relief' with one of the more clever lyrics "She lives in Alice Springs and collects things like boy friends" and a blues influence via harmonica; final number is the long 'Fearless Vampire Hunters' which slowly builds up into a freak out which never really ignites. There are also aspects here that remind of Kaleidoscope and Pretty Things circa 67/68 - though DOTR may never have even heard of these bands!?! In any case Dawn Of The Replicants are coming up with new and refreshing sounds - obviously not from this planet - but let's go there (hell bent) - well in this case ten years late. Quite brilliant.
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