Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Jarvis Cocker - Angela

I've been sitting on this for a few days now, because I really did not care for it at first, it's only begun to grow on me while sticking this post together, and what was gonna be an "I love Jarvis, but this is crap..." thing, has turned into "mmm it's rather good actually", albeit in a garage rock kinda way that dozens of fairly unknown bands are also pretty accomplished at doing... in fact, it feels just like a classic oft-covered song by one of them.

What I still don't really get, is why it's so blimmin' quiet-sounding - first impressions were of a low-fi, lo-volume demo cut, but seemingly it's an actual album track, in finished form; and although I'm all for simplicity & a nice 'live' sound, you'll certainly have to fiddle with the volume if you stick 'Angela' on a mix tape. It remains to be seen if the whole 'Further Complications' album shares the same traits of style & sound - we gotta wait until May 18 to find out. That 'sound' is the work of Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, who also did at least some of the recording for Mountain Battles by The Breeders in 2007, amongst many others; and I'd say you might detect a similarity or two... so I do get it, after all - ha!.

Angela - Jarvis Cocker
Further Complications (May 18th 2009 on Rough Trade)
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Further Complications tracklist:
01. Further Complications
02. Angela
03. Pilchard
04. Leftovers
05. I Never Said I Was Deep
06. Homewrecker
07. Hold Still
08. Fuckingsong
09. Caucasian Blues
10. Slush
11. You're In My Eyes (Discosong)

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