The year was 2012 when we first got offered copies of this, the first album from Death and Vanilla. It was a Normans favourite but like all good things disappeared very quickly. Fire Records have since helped take the band to new levels of popularity by unleashing the band's second album 'Where the Wild Things Are' and now that they are playing enormo-dromes have kindly re-issued their earlier hard-to-find work including this album that according to his review seemed to cause Phil immense personal hygiene problems on first listening.
Vinyl LP £16.99 FIRELP428
Yellow coloured vinyl reissue LP on Fire.
- Coloured vinyl
- Includes download code
CD £11.49 FIRECD428
Digipak reissue CD on Fire.
Vinyl LP £14.99 HITD009
Awesome album of Broadcast style dreampop white vinyl 2nd pressing.
CD £11.49 HITD009
Awesome album of Broadcast style dreampop on Hands In The Dark.
This is mint! We bought a bunch cos it's great and if none of you buy one then I'm gonna have 'em all as it's really that good.
If you're into '60s psych pop completely influenced by library music and sophisto French pop then you're in the right place. It'd be hard not to mention Broadcast in this review as the album has a remarkable resemblance to their earlier releases. The band have totally put their own stamp on it but it has a very similar sound. Even the sleeve has a Ghost Box(y) kinda vibe to it so you know you're all set for an album chocka full of fun times. They use samples and moogs and there's fuckloads of reverb in there. The female vocals are angelic and now I'm reminded of Still Corners...that kinda thing.
Essentially if you like Broadcast/Still Corners then you will like this as it's done with so much reverence to that sound that it's hard not to appreciate what they've created here. 'The Unseeing Eye' is a perfect slab of pop music with wobbly organs, tremelo fueled guitars and those dreampop vocals...mmm...'Library Goblin' is about the cheekiest thing I've heard in ages. I could go on but I won't...I love this record. If this isn't album of the week I'll eat my own face.
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