25.10.06

Synthstatic!

You'll most likely say this is completely derivative, and you'd be right. But when it sounds this good, does it really matter? You can check out Skywave's website, but it looks as if it hasn't been updated in a couple years. I'm guessing they're now defunct, but the truth is I really don't know. Synthstatic is the only album I have, their stuff seems pretty difficult to find. I first read about Skywave over at tonevendor.com a few years ago, those guys seem to be pretty big shoegaze fans and their writeup was very enthusiastic. I took a chance, bought the album and was not disappointed. This is one of the few albums for me that comes close to evoking My Bloody Valentine's Loveless, the Jesus and Mary Chain's Psycho Candy, or Ride's Nowhere. There's probably even a little Joy Division in there, somewhere, if you listen close enough (although I'm sure Jennifer will come along and set me straight). I like the way the album sorta floats along, but sounds like a plane crash drenched in feedback and reverb at the same time. Fucking gorgeous.

Skywave > Wear This Dress
Skywave > Here She Comes
Skywave > Nothing Left To Say

2 comments:

jennifer said...

Hehe! I love it when you post about things I've never heard of.

Well, that first song is SO JAMC and that second song is SO MBV. Crazy. The last song is a bit more individualistic.

I can *maybe* hear some Joy Division in the atmosphericness (word?) of the last one. Otherwise, there ain't no anxious bass!

robot_hero said...

It's great, isn't it?