2004: Source/Virgin 72435 967240 3 CDVX 2980 ASW96724
As with Airs Moon Safari, this is an interesting appropriation of a variety of 1970s electronica clichés whether its inspired or merely mercenary is debatable, but that its appropriation is unmistakably true. Ive chosen to leave the issue as moot and enjoy some tracks on each of these two albums on the basis of their conveyed impressions.
Personally I enjoy Cherry Blossom Girl, although it truly does sound like a wholesale ripoff Claudine Longet ripoff. Surfing on a Rocket, however, I find intensely annoying, a musical cul-de-sac.
Comments © 2006 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.