Thursday, June 14, 2007

This Record Is Bloody Great

Epic45: The Stars In Spring (MakeMineMusic, 2007)

This album landed on my desk a few days ago and I've been playing it when I can ever since. I've even put it on my iPod incase I can't wait until I get to work before I have to hear it. This is quite rare.

Anyway, Epic45 are two blokes from Oxford who - according to their label's website - "seamlessly blended shimmering, reverb-drenched guitars with electronics and wistful lyrics." Which makes them shoegazers, basically, but shoegazers with a serious outdoors habit as there's loads of natural sounds and general trees-and-fields vibology (I'm sorry about using the phrase "vibology") on there too.

Basically, it's fantastically melodic, folk-hued head-pop and your life would be richer were you to spend just nine measly quid on May Your Heart Be The Map.

It would, I promise.

9 comments:

John Innes said...

That's rather nice.

Rob said...

it really is, isn't it?

lloydshep said...

Wow. That is fantastic. Measly nine quid on its way out of personal asset base.

Rob said...

you wait til you hear the rest of it...

Robert said...

Dear boy, It's rather good. Bought a wave of Michael Brook "Live at the Aqurium" come wafting back all over me, circa Batoum Gardens.

Rob said...

circa wobbling by the water in port grimaud, innit

ally. said...

i'm scared and horrified by the countryside - should i still listen to this?

Rob said...

i think you'll still like it, Ally... Try not to think about fields and the like while you listen, that's all

Anonymous said...

I love it. Had it on repeat for ages now...well since I got a copy