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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.86 | 13 ratings

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4 stars This is a surprisingly good single issued a full two years after the album it's culled from, 2001's 'Returning Jesus' - and in the same year as NO-MAN's next album. Confused? But then no-one could accuse this talented duo of doing things by the book.

The title track was a sensational closer to 'Returning Jesus', with an ethereal vocal sample providing sonic balance to TIM BOWNESS's breathy vocals and STEVEN WILSON's restrained musicianship. It has a lovely melody and is well worth a listen, albeit in a slightly edited form (I guess) to fit under the UK 20-minute single restriction. 'Until Tomorrow' is one of two tracks exclusive to this release, and is a simple plucked banjo (!) backing BOWNESS. Makes no real impression. 'Chelsea Cap' is a curious omission from 'Returning Jesus', as it is an outstanding track and could stand as a single on its own. The NO-MAN enthusiast or collector needs this single for this track: the only other place it's available is the 2 CD compilation, 'All The Blue Changes'. It has the feel of a PORCUPINE TREE track from the 'In Absentia' or 'Lightbulb Son' albums, with a true PT chorus and lovely Hammond organ. A sadly under-appreciated gem, this. 'Darkroom' is a more experimental track, a haunting off kilter piano leading into a dark house full of forbidding noises. I've never heard destiny compared to an orange toothbrush before, I'll admit. I do like this track. The single finishes with an unnecessary valve-radio-muffled reprise of 'Until Tomorrow'. Pass.

If you like PORCUPINE TREE or NO-MAN, make sure you get to hear 'Chelsea Cap'.

russellk | 4/5 |


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