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No-Man - Lost Songs Vol - 1 CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.21 | 11 ratings

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4 stars As any b-sides collection, you realize where the hell the band went or came from. In this case, we only verify that STEVEN WILSON is a genius, along with TIM BOWNESS they created and almost personal and intimate way of seeing life, but with a twisted sentiment always trying to search that lost black-thread in the dark. So, every song shows a very different aspect of the duo, from happy and dissonant examples like SAMARITAN SNARE, to, desperated gray ambients like CATFORD GUN SUPPLY. I mean, beaing a producer himself, SW chose carefuly the way these songs had to be presented to the public, and trying to jump from the start (GOTHGIRL KILLER) into a realm of chaos and at the same time, of balance in between up and down, and right and left, perhpas the most impressive song (at least for me) is DAYS LIKE THESE, because is a very naive song reminding a THE SMITHS/THE CURE 80's brit style with a lot of edge. Perhaps the most important thing in here is how they developed a masterful rhythm section with loops and samples, beautifully crafted from tip to toe. This record is a side entrance to the world of SW, but is a very good example of someone trying and playing with music, through senses and layers, most recommended. peace
arqwave | 4/5 |


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