tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

31/08/2015 : LLOYD COLE - 1D

LLOYD COLE

1D

MusicCD
Singer Songwriter

[80/100]   

Bureau B
31/08/2015, Paul PLEDGER

For a certain generation, Lloyd Cole the songwriter led his Commotions through a brief lucrative spell in the '80s that spawned classic singles and albums such as Perfect Skin and Rattlesnakes, Lost Weekend and Easy Pieces and From The Hip and Mainstream.

But times have changed since Cole jettisoned his band for a solo career with varied results (five Top 75 albums including 2013's excellent Standards isn't half bad, mind) - he's recently deviated from the restrictions of pop to devote his attention to otherworldly electronica. 2013 saw the acclaimed collaborative release Selective Studies Vol 1 with the legendary Hans-Joachim Roedelius, a project that garnered many favourable reviews and rightly so.

Not surprisingly, both Roedelius and Cole stock-piled dozens more instrumental pieces that have, so far, remain unissued - until now. 1D is largely a compilation of electronically generated Cole works that ebb and flow, undulate and pulsate, all slowly unravelling without the use of a keyboard, just mere program manipulations by the man himself.

The last few passages on the album veer away from the 'slight pieces' that form the basis of much of the music - more intense sweeping modulations accompany The Bund while the closing Strands resembles underwater shoals in rock pools changing direction at random. The real centrepiece though is the epic Slight Orchestra, a beautiful nine-minute odyssey that is captivating and compelling, if only due to its gradual build-up into something quite magical. If the intention was to create something as stunning as Eno, Moebius or, indeed, Roedelius, Lloyd Cole has done it in spades.

Beautiful sleeve too, courtesy of Chris Hughes.

This review also appeared also on Flipside Reviews.

Paul PLEDGER
31/08/2015


Music reviews

19
10
DREADFOOL
Atoms for peace
18
10
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
All Thoughts Fly Sweden
17
10
FATAL CASUALTIES
Lullaby for Helsinki
16
10
JESU
When I Was Small
12
10
SUICIDE COMMANDO
Mindstrip Redux
09
10
PORTION CONTROL
SEED EP1

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

24
10
Exactly 31 years ago Nitzer Ebb released ‘Control I’m Here’
23
10
40 years of Subhuman and Adrenalin by Throbbing Gristle!
21
10
Angels & Agony launched a new official lyric video of 'Forever'!
21
10
The Ignition Of Irish Punk | 43 years ago, Radiators From Space released their debut album 'TV Tube Heart'
17
10
Electronic/Alternative Artist CARVR Unleashes Debut Single & Visualizer, 'Erase Me'
16
10
SAMMI DOLL Releases Official Music Video for 'AN OM IE'

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing
31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

21
10
DELERITAS
EBM-Indus Night Liège : The bands presented... Deleritas!
20
10
WULF7
EBM-Indus Night Liège : The bands presented... WÜLF7!
19
10
LISA GERRARD (DEAD CAN DANCE)
'I love the innocent dangers that can be experienced in musical performance...'
18
10
SERAPHIM SYSTEM
A Glorious Return To Form
17
10
DREADFOOL
EBM-Indus Night Liège : The bands presented... DREADFOOL!

PHOTOS

25
09
PETER HEPPNER
Strandkorb Open Air Mönchengladbach
20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DEER DEAR
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LARVA
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LIZARD SMILE
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DELERITAS
Liège New Wave Festival
20
08
JUSTIN SULLIVAN & GASTONE
Kreisverwaltung Groß-Gerau

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

24
10
CIRCLE BROS
Detroit
23
10
FEVER RAY
Part VII: IDK About You (Official Video)
22
10
EXECUTIVE SLACKS
So Mote it Be (Bedroom version)
21
10
PANKOW
Great Minds Against Themselves Conspire / Dirty Old Men
20
10
CHAMELEONS VOX
Swamp Thing
19
10
SALLY DIGE
Holding On
18
10
A DARKER COLOR BRIGHT
Fluorescent