Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Somewhere between Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys and the Blue Nile, there's a Butterfly Child. Well, probably more than one of them, since they're a band. But think of a more ethereal High Llamas, and the picture begins to come... more »
Somewhere between Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys and the Blue Nile, there's a Butterfly Child. Well, probably more than one of them, since they're a band. But think of a more ethereal High Llamas, and the picture begins to come into focus. They manage the nifty trick of being sparse and lush at the same time, everything perfectly judged, and when they layer on the vocals, as in "Zeppelin Catches Fire at Speed," it's like flying through the clouds. Without some good material, it would all be an academic exercise, of course, but they've got it. "NumberOne" would have been exactly that in 1968. It's all sunny and gauzy, the kind of thing you want in your Walkman all summer to conjure up the warmth of its moods. --Chris Nickson
Tom P. James | chicago, Il. | 08/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is the album of the year for my tastes...absolute delight..mix in parts of paddy macaloon-pre-fab sprout..a little paul mccartney..some parts of other melodic pop..fab lyrics...great hooky melodies...dense production..some trombones..a cool woman's duet vocal...really an c.d. that flows as a single unit..and has very exquisite pacing with the songs..ending with the "sound of love falling apart" which is a masterpiece... joe cassidy has taken huge leaps from the first c.d..this is a great artistic marriage of strong lyrics with twists..interesting hummable melodies with tons of hooks and a very lush..pet-sounds-high llamas production..."