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- Entropicalia by The Soundcarriers
9/10 Phil Staff review, 16 May 2014
I miss Broadcast. I miss Broadcast a lot! Fortunately The Soundcarriers are (sound) carrying their torch and keeping that sound alive. It's only been on for 10 minutes before I ran across to the stock room to grab one as I'm taking one of these lads home with me tonight! Sweet rhythms, electronic kitsch bleeps and bloops all wrapped up in an astonishly accurate homage to 60's psych pop is what you get spread across this 10 track beast. It's both cinematic and motorik and by far their best work yet. Fucking lovely!
9/10 Watsfa Customer review, 6th April 2017
Can't really improve on the reviews above, but suffice to say, this is another fabulous album from Ghostbox and another beautifully presented vinyl package and design from Julian House. From blissed-out summer pop to whirry-bleepy motorik and funky jazz-flute – this album has it all. Yes, there'a zillion psych, pop and cosmiche references and touch points here, but what The Soundcarriers have done so well is to balance all that to create a record that flows from start to finish. Not only does Entropicalia sound authentic and new, but it's gorgeous to listen to and one that makes you want to spin it again and again and again.
9/10 Hannah Brown Customer review, 26th June 2014
I'm going to be perfectly honest. I was first drawn to this record because I’m a huge Ghostbox records fan and the Julian House artwork made my fickle designer eyes drool. I greedily bought the LP and listened to it at home on my turntable (in the old fashioned style.) After the first two tracks I knew this would be a winner, with the soft girl/boy harmonies and the distinct 60's psych/folk undertones. Initially I did think “oh horray they sound just like Broadcast!” but if you listen to the record in full you're in for a few surprises. The first side floats along pleasantly, with nods to Pentangle and a few 60's library music licks. Then you hit “Boiling Point” and they start to show a bit of attitude with a driving rhythm and repeating baseline, a true stomper.
It's the last track titled "This Is Normal" that really sets this record alight. This is 12 minutes of psych/beat jazz flapping loveliness with Elijah Wood (yes the bloke from Lord of the Rings) citing some poetry. It's reminiscent of the more unforgiving moments of United States of America and Joy Byrd that Broadcast never went near. What's so great about this records is that it takes so many elements of 60's psychedelia and folk and makes something quite unique and modern without rehashing old ideas and sounds. Thank you Soundcarriers!
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