Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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X grows on you.
k-sdavies | Bakersfield, CA USA | 05/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After I first listened to this CD I rated it fair at best. 4-5 listens later I began to appreciate this disc. Marsh's voice is sugar smooth as it flows over warm synth rythmns. Tracks 4-7 are a journey in themselves. I especially like #6: FOR YOUR LOVE. As with most synth-pop or electronica, this CD MUST be listened to with a high quality pair of headphones. Otherwise, you lose about half of the subtle rythmns and wash-overs. Take a chance on this one, It will become one of your regular players."
X Marks The Beloved
Alan Caylow | USA | 07/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Beloved, the British synth-pop duo comprising husband & wife Jon and Helena Marsh, released their last album to date, "X", in 1996. With "X", the Beloved got more sophisticated, and dipped deeper into rich synthesiser textures & longer songs. They even got King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp to help them out with the album's experimental sounds (or "soundscapes" as his album credit says). There are no immediate "hits" on "X", but the album is still an excellent, hypnotic work. Standouts include the appropriately titled "A Dream Within A Dream" (which prominently features Robert Fripp's magical touch), the slammin' beats of "Crystal Wave," the totally entrancing "Missing You" and "Three Steps To Heaven" (the latter also featuring Robert Fripp), and the beautiful album-closer, "Spacemen." As of this writing, the Beloved have not released anything new since "X", with Jon Marsh being perfectly content these days working as a producer, remixer, and deejay. But, reportedly, there *may* be a new Beloved album released sometime in the very near future---if Marsh ever gets around to finishing it! I sure hope he does. In the meantime, I highly recommend "X", along with the group's previous releases, "Happiness" and "Conscience." The Beloved are a great band, and I hope they will return."
Different, inventive, deep
D. H. Richards | Silver Spring, MD USA | 10/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fans of earlier Beloved stuff ("Hello") might find the songs on X just a bit too "out there." But really the Marshes took a nice style leap here, going into deep house and (almost) ambeint territory. This is not an immediate album but rather one that grows on you. I gibe it 5 stars because it takes chances, does not repeat earlier work and, in the end, emerges as a fine piece of art."