Dreamy and warbling shoegaze indie from Estonia circa 1994. Bizarre existed between 1992 and 1998 releasing only two albums, after Seksound re-released their sophomore album in 2015 they have returned to the band to bring back their debut. Limited to precisely 444 hand numbered copies for the entire world.
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7/10 Clinton Staff review, 08 February 2017
If you made shoegaze in the mid to late '90's chances are that the crushing disappointment you felt upon release has now been replaced by vindication as it gets re-issued. The seemingly endless pot of shoegaze is delved into once again with this the debut from this Estonian collective. Now if you put the words Estonia and shoegaze together my mind naturally thinks of Pia Fraus but these lot predated those Estonian lords of fuzz and this is the second album of theirs to be re-thrust on the world.
It's as nice as you might think it is with swirling compositions that sit somewhere on the middle of My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins. They aren't afraid to flange a guitar as best exemplified on 'Ornaments' and the drumming is rather scattershot - appearing sometimes if the drummer is adding his parts whilst at sea. They do the archetypal '90s CD thing of beginning in tremendous style before losing their way somewhat. The latter half of the first side flanges itself to death before the drummer goes absolutely crazy on 'Pearlshell Fairy' to make amends somewhat with some pulverising rhythms.
Good shoegaze. Nothing more nothing less. The singer has a nice voice and I bet they don't now wear the long hair and round glasses they sport on the sleeve.
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