tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this cd review

11/12/2016 : THE MONOCHROME SET - Cosmonaut

THE MONOCHROME SET

Cosmonaut

MusicCD
IndieNew wave

[76/100]   

Tapete Records
11/12/2016, Didier BECU

EN

Time for some music history! In 1978 Bid (a pseudonym for Ganesh Seshadri) founded The Monochrome Set. This band from Hornsey (near London) never scored a hit, but always could charm a lot of music fans with romantic indie pop. The line-up changed a lot. In the early days, a guy named Stuart Goddard (as The B-Sides) was involved ald later became world famous as Adam Ant. Until 1985 the group recorded lots of records which fit perfect as Cherry Red-indie pop. Everything sounded messy, almost as an amateur version of The Smiths, but it was irresistible. In the 90s the band reformed for eight years and then split again until the reunion in 2008.

Cosmonaut is the thirteenth album and nothing has changed. If you told us that this were demos from 1982, we would believe it. Everything still sounds incredibly DIY. Bid really can not sing properly and yet you hear ten superb indie songs. Pretend it’s 1982 and dance!

Didier BECU
11/12/2016


NL

Eventjes wat geschiedenis! In 1978 richtte Bid (pseudoniem van Ganesh Seshadri) The Monochrome Set op. Deze band uit Hornsey nabij Londen scoorde nooit een hit, maar op de een of andere manier wist men met romantische indiepop toch heel wat muziekfans te charmeren. De line-up wisselde voortdurend, zo zat er in de allereerste ooit ene Stuart Goddard (onder de naam The B-Sides), die later wereldberoemd werd als Adam Ant. Tot 1985 nam de groep allerlei platen op die perfect onder de noemer Cherry Red-indiepop pasten. Alles klonk rommelig, bijna als een amateurversie van The Smiths, maar tegelijkertijd onweerstaanbaar. In de jaren 90 kwam de groep nog eens 8 jaar bij elkaar en splitte dan weer tot ze in 2008 opnieuw bijeenkwam.

Cosmonaut is het dertiende album en tja, er is niets veranderd. Mocht men ons vertellen dat het om demo’s uit 1982 ging, dan zouden we dat met het grootste gemak geloven. Alles klinkt nog steeds ontzettend knoeierig. Bid kan eigenlijk niet behoorlijk zingen en toch hoor je tien bloedstollende indiesongs.

Niet vernieuwend, maar dat is iets wat we van een band als The Monochrome Set net niet willen. Denk dat het nog altijd 1982 is en dans!

Didier BECU
11/12/2016


 

Next reviews
DEATH • Scream Bloody Gore
M IS WE • Feels Like Five Days
ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL • Forbidden Games
VARIOUS ARTISTS • Bipolar Sounds Volume 1
CRADLE OF FILTH • Dusk And Her Embrace – The Original Sin
BLACK TAPE FOR A BLUE GIRL • Bike Shop
A DARKER COLOR BRIGHT • Adcbep1
CHROM • Peak And Decay
SIDEARTICA • Sideartica: a forgotten gem
JO QUAIL • Jo Quail meets Barbara Hepworth in Remagen, 11.08.2016

 

Other reviews from THE MONOCHROME SET
THE MONOCHROME SET • Eligible Bachelors
THE MONOCHROME SET • Spaces Everywhere

 

Same combination of genres: INDIE + NEW WAVE
EAGULLS • Ullages
COLD SHOWERS • Plant Life
BILL AND MURRAY • A New Kind Of High
NITE FIELDS • Depersonalisation
THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH • Beautiful and Damned
FUTURE ISLANDS • Singles
XTC • CLASSICS: Skylarking (Corrected)
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN • Meterorites
PERVERTED BY LANGUAGE • Boxers
THE WAKE • Testament (Best Of)

 

Same genre: INDIE
DRAGON WELDING • Dragon Welding
ERNEST MOON • Ba-Jesus
THE REACTION • The World Cup Of Lies EP
WE ARE TEMPORARY • Embers
KASPER HATE • Why Live When You Can Rule
SPARE SNARE • Unicorn
LEIF VOLLEBEKK • Twin Solitude
FORMER BULLIES • Stranger
TOMY LOBO • Golden Birds
TOMMIGUN • Wooden Son

 

Same genre: NEW WAVE
DER KLINKE • Decade
JAPAN • Cries And Whispers (1983-1991)
XTC • What Do You Call That Noise?
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES • Juju
SIMI NAH • La Terre est Noire
LIZARD SMILE • Wandering in Mirrors
RITUAL VEIL • Wolf In The Night
CRYING VESSEL • A Beautiful Curse
TYCHO BRAHE • Triplex [Complete]
THE NAMES • German Nights

Music reviews

19
03
DER KLINKE
Decade
18
03
ORPHAN GOGGLES/ ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO U.F.O
Split Single
14
03
DEZ MONA
Book Of Many
13
03
DAVID J
Thoughts And Prayers
11
03
FRED ABONG
Pulsing Ep
08
03
DRAGON WELDING
Dragon Welding

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

19
03
Just One Fix | Seventeen Years Since Ministry Unleashed Sphinctour
18
03
Today, 39 years ago, Joy Division released 'Licht und Blindheit'.
17
03
The Ignition Of Irish Punk | The Radiators From Space
17
03
A Darker Shade Of Green | The Virgin Prunes On Saint Patrick’s Day
16
03
Today, 35 years ago, Siousxie And The Banshees released the single Swimming Horses!
15
03
New album and video by UK Goth rockers Children On Stun! Win - Win - Win

Concert reviews

15
01
PALAIS IDEAL & DAGEIST
B52 - Eernegem - 16/12/2018
14
01
STAR INDUSTRY, DAGEIST, KEZDOWN
EGW- ROCK, Jeugdhuis Asgaard
06
01
RITUAL SERVICE, MOTHER WITCH AND & DEAD WATER GHOSTS AND GOOSLA
Live at The Volume Club, Kiev, 7th December 2018
16
11
HEILUNG
Live at The Islington Assembly Hall
06
11
INCONCESSUS LUX LUCIS
30
10
SERPENTYNE
European Tour 2018

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

16
03
STEVE IGNORANT (CRASS)
'I think what drives me is the endless injustice that goes through life.'
11
03
SYNAPSCAPE
A Fascinating Challenge About Bringing New Life Into Old Tracks
10
03
BIG JOHN DUNCAN
'I don't like to copy things, I like to try and be original and always happy!'
09
03
MISSING IN STARS
'This music is for everyone, even my closest metal friends support it...'
08
03
DEAN GARCIA - SPC ECO + CURVE
“..I love recording, it's one of the only things that is completely absorbing for me..”

PHOTOS

10
03
DER KLINKE
De Klinker Aarschot
10
03
A SLICE OF LIFE
De Klinker Aarschot
10
03
DEAD HIGH WIRE
De Klinker Aarschot
10
03
HATCHLING
De Klinker Aarschot
06
03
LAIBACH
Botanique Brussel
27
02
IAMX
La Madeleine Brussel
24
02
WULFBAND
De Casino St Niklaas

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

20
03
CLAN OF XYMOX
Clan Of Xymox - Vixen In Disguise (Official Video)
19
03
HANTE
Living In A French Movie
18
03
HAUSCHKA
Craco
17
03
DIVE
Sidewalk Sinner - Snakedressed
16
03
CHRONIC TWILIGHT
Mark of Cain (official lyric video)
15
03
THE YOUNG GODS
Figure sans nom
14
03
PSY'AVIA
Dream Fever