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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Reviews : Imitation Electric Piano - Trinity Neon , Torngat - Torngat , Quinimine - Like pistons for engines

Imitation Electric Piano - Trinity Neon -> This is a year 2003 album... it's not one of the latest albums around , but i just found out about them... ( good music is not always about the latest music around anyway ) ... I did some research on them... and i found out that they're formed by the bassist of Stereolab , Simon Johns .... Back to their style of music , i would say that it's a bit of 'chill-out lounge' , Indie , post-rockish and 'spy-theme' style... ahaha... I'm not sure what genre to put them in.. so that's wat i think of them... Their songs has got very nice upfront 'funky , groovy' basslines... most of their songs are instrumental tracks... lots of keyboards layered upon the guitars / strings ... it's highly recommended if you need an album to entertain guests at your place instead of having one of those cliche Cafe Del Mar compilations...

Track List :-

Gin Lane
An Hour is Sixty Minutes Too Long
Small Science
King's Evil
The Khartoum Venus
Theme for an Imitation Electric Piano
Chronicle of a Split Foretold
Don't Tell Me I'm Wrong (But You Are)
Emphatic Yet Melodic
It Sounds Like a Party
Theme for an I.E.P. (Reprise)


Torngat - Torngat (2002) -> I've got not much info on Torngat... not much from Wiki as well... But this is definitely one of the more interesting album from an 'indie' band... it's somehow quite experimental and jazzy at the same time... saxophones/trumpets are being cleverly used on certain songs... samples as well... The song , Ukumama is so weird.. it sounds like they're just plucking open strings of their instrument (guitar???) and turning the tuning knob at the same time... weird... ahaha... certain songs are a bit too 'doomy' for my liking.. too slow... too draggy.. but its an interesting album... :) ... i'll post a review on their newer album in the near future..

Tracklist:

"32 mm"
"Three Frozen Birds"
"Long stick"
"lady Grey"
"Sadly Looking at an Immersed Dying Eider"
"Resurfacing"
"Space"
"Drop the Bomb"
"New Groove"
"Ukumama"
"Backpain"
"Sparks Like a Song"
"Hate to Say I Told You So"
"Angels Try"


Quinimine - Like pistons for engines -> I really have no info at all about them... no wiki results... so i went over to their label's , Greyflat , website and took this...ahahha... yeah...
Quinimine were quietly formed in 1998, and have existed quietly ever since. Along with other like-minded Mile-End bands, Quinimine explore the subtlety of dynamics and space through a reverence for historic principles, rather than histrionic bluster. Coming out of the creative milieu of Montreal's Mile End area, has played a pivotal role in fostering Quinimine's plaintive, mournful, and melancholic side without sacrificing the desire to marry the aforementioned tenets to damaged pop sensibilities.
As what they said , their music is nice to listen to.. .it's like a mellower Coldplay... emmm... nice songs to sleep to.. soothing drums , flowing basslines , smooth vocals.. great songs to listen to if you want a peaceful evening...

Tracklist:

Beauty Pills
Filaments
That's How We Learned To Dance
Ribbons
Police Station Blues
Cold Monsoon
They Built Bridges to Build Skyscrapers

*I'll upload the album covers tonight... i can't seem to upload it now...ahaha..damnit... :)

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