Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
My Secret Studio
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Contains 4 CDS of previously unreleased musicrecorded between 1988-1992. Contains the following albums:1) Buddha Head (SELECTION # 214202, BIN 9871)2) Deep Dream Decoder (SELECTION #214212, BIN 9870)3) Electricity Made Us ... more »
Contains 4 CDS of previously unreleased musicrecorded between 1988-1992. Contains the following albums:1) Buddha Head (SELECTION # 214202, BIN 9871)2) Deep Dream Decoder (SELECTION #214212, BIN 9870)3) Electricity Made Us Angels (SELECTION #214202, BIN 98
Electrically Speaking: Bill's finest
Michael Thomas Roe | Atlanta | 09/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't think Bill Nelson would agree, but this might possibly be his finest work to date. It's a 4 CD collection of songs, completely with vocals, done in true Bill fashion, meaning fast and furious. What's significant is that the bulk of this material was recorded during a period of emotional duress, making for some pretty heavy listening. "Electricity Made Us Angels" bears the brunt of most of this emotional fall out. Tunes like "Wonders Never Cease", "God Thundered Boy" and "She Sends Me", are filled with what could be termed beautiful despair, Bill's voice literally cracking at points. All is not gloom, however, in the world of Bill. "Juke Box For Jet Boy" is a fun synthetic romp thru the playground of Bill's yesteryears, predating Bill's later fascination with his childhood and its arcana. Simply put, there are a lot of great tunes here and I dare say that the listener, in time, will be able to absorb the entire collection with great pleasure and ease. Bill-the-guitar-player fans will certainly find lots of tasty guitar playing through out. "Begin to Burn" (a personal favourite) and "Year 44 (The Birthday Song)", among others, contain some blazing guitar work. So get your heart on one sleeve and your air guitar on the other, this could be, as mentioned, Bill's best."
Bill Nelson's First "Long Form" Masterpiece
Marshall Boswell | Memphis, TN USA | 09/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One the unheralded innovations of the CD age is what I'd like to call the "Long Form Album." This term refers to box sets of original material by mercurial artists who have dispensed with the old LP format in favor of the new expansiveness made available by the relative cheapness of CDs in the CDR age. Albums in this mode include The Magnetic Fields' "69 Love Songs," Prince's "Emancipation" and "Crystal Ball," and this remarkable box set, released in 1996, same year as "Emancipation," and encompassing four CDs that must be taken all together for a full and fair hearing. Here, Nelson, after years of experimenting with purely instrumental music, returns to the rock song format with 4 discs of eastern-influenced ambient pop chronicling his triumphant psychic recovery from a broken divorce, which event was itself painfully and somewhat embarrassingly chronicled in an earlier and much less successful 4-disc box set, "Demonstrations of Affection," which is only for collectors, trust me. The sound on "My Secret Studio Vol. 1" is warm, electronic, guitar heavy, and lush, with songs that stay in your head for weeks on end and melodies that soar and throb in the lower reaches of your consciousness. More consistent overall than his 6-CD set "Noise Candy," "My Secret Studio" is the Bill Nelson work that I'll grab if my house ever burns down."