Great pink and yellow swirl vinyl LP from Wrong Way Records. This split album presents music from Presents for Sally and 93MillionMilesFromTheSun. Presents for Sally make a noisy, shoegaze influenced rock with emotive vocals and colossal droning riffs and 93MIllionMilesFromTheSun push a similar template even further, burying instruments and vocals under a wall of effects and processing. An inspired combination from the label.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 02 March 2016
Whilst the debate about what constitutes good and bad shoegaze rages on our review of the Pinkshinyultrablast album, Brits Presents For Sally simply get on with re-producing the ’90’s in tandem with Doncasters similarly minded 93millionmilesfromthesun on this split LP.
PFS opener ‘An arms Reach Away’ is a perfect replication of the kind of dirty shoegaze you’d find stuck under your shoe on the way out of a Catherine Wheel concert what with its shuffling drum beat and disgusting guitars. Great chord change towards the end which makes everything in life worthwhile. Meanwhile ‘1000 Magic Lands’ has a Pale Saints feel with its high picked bass guitar and ethereal lady vocals and closer ‘Perfume Boat’ has MBV style churning effected guitars and Sarah Records style fey vox.
93millionmilesfromthesun make more of a racket with fuzzed out guitars and vocals buried waaaay into the mix. Again they showcase the less glam sides of shoegaze with a horrid racket and uncomfortable chord changes. ‘Darkness Inside’ is a piece of classic three chord fuzz gaze and is melodically interesting with unusual structures and sky scraping sheer fuzz. To be truly special there needs to be a bit of work in the vocal department - they kind of just moan along but there’s a great sound at play here obviously influenced by My Bloody Valentine but edging towards thrilling.
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- An Arms Reach Away / Darkness Inside by Presents for Sally / 93MillionMilesFromTheSun
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