Fest is available on Vinyl as well as Digitally, you can purchase it online via Bandcamp. In some cases, the result is the popular song form by other means; in others, it's textural pieces. Steady bass riffs, string-like synths, ballad-style drums and strums of acoustic guitar are completed with Gonzalez's ethereal and androgynous whispering of heartfelt and romanticised lyrics, creating a nostalgic haze worthy of swaying to.
Yeah, Uber, surge pricing, it says, with an affected vocal-fry of exaggerated ennui: but hey, have a listen to this awesome album! Which is why we are stuck buying a slab of vinyl, opening the package, pulling out the card with the download code, and then putting the actual slab of vinyl in the gap behind the IKEA BILLY bookcase with all the other votive icons of Authenticity, its grooves doomed to never be touched by a gramophone needle.
And all was, if not perfect, then acceptable for the time being. Weaver's ethereal soprano floats over this, weaving a tale of technological enchantment, and setting the mood and the theme for the rest of the album.
The last track, Falling Ashesdeparts from the familiar Slowdive-as-we-know-them sound; opening with a solitary piano line, some understated guitars, with drummer Christian Savill's granular-synthesis experiments subtly filling the empty spaces; there is perhaps a bit of Mojave 3 in the stillness.
After that, the album goes a bit Moroder, which, from New Order, can only be a very good thing; layers of precise electronic rhythms and textures like grids of coloured light. Last autumn, they released their new album, P. Concerts, workshops and sessions.
This is an expansive album, with a good amount of depth.
Kennyford and Quigley were arrested at a layby near Crook Community Leisure Centre with a van containingcigarettes. Both men were arrested at the scene. Wallace, of Elstead Close, Barnsley, admitted excise fraud and was sentenced to 12 months behind bars. Almostwere seized in the police raids when the animal uncovered the hidden batch concealed behind the tiled wall of a fully functioning shower.
Seven of the men admitted excise fraud at separate hearings at Leeds and Sheffield Crown Court in Haywood, of Intake Gardens, Barnsley, admitted excise fraud and was sent to prison for four years and three months. Drummond, of Burnt Tree, Tipton, admitted excise fraud and was sentenced to 13 months in prison suspended for two years.
Over the next few weeks, I embarked on the project of uploading the contents of my music collection which, in its unabridged form, resides on a small Linux machine running mpd ; manually copying it to a MacBook, dragging it into iTunes and waiting for it to sync up with the servers and verify or upload my music.
The upshot is that each piece of recorded music in one's collection can expect both less attention and less physical space than might have once been the case. But, of course, that wouldn't be Authentic ; when you listen to an MP3, you're not really listening to the recording and having the authentic experience of the music; you're a ghost, alienated from your own music-listening life, listening to a ghost of the music, having a ghost experience that doesn't really exist, not in the way that your dad's experience of the Stone Roses did.