The latest reissue of this fantastic and bracing artifact is a 3xCD model, augmented with the other extant YMG studio recordings and fascinating Simon Reynolds liner notes. There really ought to be more bands like Young Marble Giants, which doesn't mean that there ought to be more bands that sound like Young Marble Giants. They came out of the nowheresville of Cardiff, Wales; they didn't particularly have a local scene to buoy them up, or a niche to fit into. What they had was an aesthetic that was totally theirs, a sound and style that essentially had no antecedents. Play any six seconds of any YMG song and you'll know exactly who you're listening to, and probably be thunderstruck by its unsentimental beauty of tone. In a year when everyone was trying to make a big noise-- but isn't that every year? It's not simply that they were quiet, although substituting a drum machine that sounded like it had a thick quilt on top of it for a human drummer was a radical move at the time. They weren't even all that quiet-- they were just in love with negative space, and their lyrics were so much about things unsaid that the space was formally appropriate.
Dark circles around the globe.
Post a Comment. Monday, October 12, Young Marble Giants. This was an era of experimental over-reach, of bands catalysed by the punk do-it-yourself principle attempting to expand the music by embracing genres funk, reggae, jazz that in their original context relied on virtuosity and slickness.
Fantastic Post. Howdy, I managed to download the "Singles and Salad Days" zip no problem, but the "Colossal Youth and Peel Session" link seems to just be taking me to a heap of dud advertising links.. Any advice on how to navigate through to actually get the file? Or Rho, is it possible for you to re-up to the same site as Salad Days?
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