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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Ghostland Observatory

What the heck. Let's go for broke. I just took in a dose of Ghostland Observatory. Instead of elaborating, I'm going to cut and paste my review.

Review: If you are a fan of 80’s synth music, then I’ve got the disc for you! GO starts out sounding like Devo on acid. A high energy guitar/synth combo that’s very heavy on the synth. These guys definitely have their own sound going. Whether or not that is a good thing is purely subjective, but they seem to have their fans. Most tracks are pretty upbeat with low doses of frenetic energy.

/nuff said.

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which is one of the ...HUNDREDS..they seem to be using. I get this damn thing nearly every week now... watch out for 'em..

The Coral
---The Invisible Invasion

I just had a chance to review this disc but will not comment on any of the content.

Instead, a warning.

This disc has a copy protection system that makes it INCOMPATIBLE with Ipod players. Apparantly they have some kind of crapola agreement that involves windows security and wmv files, which are Microsoft specific. If it were some other system, I'd be okay with it, but because I'm against people being used as guinea pigs. From what I understand, there is no statement on the package warning people that this may be an issue.

Monday, September 12, 2005

The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
i bet you say that to all the boys

Now there's an intro that's more than a mouthful! It's also the title of my latest review. the SYGC have a self titled self released disc that is a wonderfully pleasant amalgam of sounds. From a raw, gutteral male vocal early on to the rock pop sound they pull up later on the disc, there are very few bases left uncovered. I term the overall sound "mellow pop" for lack of a better term. Think of brit pop without the brit. Got it? Good.

What made this such a pleasant change of pace for me is the fact that the lyrics actually seem to mean something. These seem like a bunch that has lived a colorful life and has a story to tell, some of which has made it to this disc. It's a great listen, and great tempos to keep you going if you are out and about. While one or two of the tracks slow down, most of them are up tempo and well worth a listen. A all the way, baby!