I think I have remarked earlier on this band’s jauntiness. The title “Cosmic Glider” sounds like the name of a video game and the track has the feel of a game soundtrack, though it probably isn’t. But it could be. It’s a hard trick to accomplish that feel without resorting to chiptune effects, but PINE*am… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: February 2010
A slow rock song with some twangy C&W flavours. So soft and quiet and yet such a big, lush, soaring chorus. Absolutely beautiful.
More fairly unremarkable synthy J-pop from this would-be diva. Unremarkable, that is, except for its title. Where do they get these titles from? Somewhere strange and apparently inexhaustible. At least, I hope so.
This new single sounds like a slowed-down and pitched-down Perfume song. Listenable, enjoyable even, but not much fun — the production is so smooth that any individuality or quirkiness is polished away. Their old stuff was much better than this — Endless Night almost admits this by quoting Twinkle Star, the title of an earlier and… Read more »
A irregularly repetitive echoing piano riff with spooky off-kilter bass and plaintive ghostly choirs. Turn this up loud and unhinge your mind. The other tracks on the album 12 Monsters are named after other “monsters” such as Josef Stalin, Alistair Crowley and Bill Gates. I’d like to hear it. Source: Adventures in Modern Music, 17 Dec… Read more »
An eerie, crackly beat and deep bass with a spooked and plaintive vocal. Reminds me of Tricky’s side project Nearly God, from about 15 years ago. A tune to get lost in. I notice that the King Midas Sound album Waiting For You is in The Wire magazine’s top 10 for 2009. And Kevin Martin… Read more »