Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
In a Bar Under the Sea
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
It's always nice to find an album you can't quite pigeonhole, and dEUS sheds its skin all over the place. There's a bit of Pere Ubu in the band's sound (probably thanks to Ubuman and former Frank Black sidekick Eric Drew F... more »
It's always nice to find an album you can't quite pigeonhole, and dEUS sheds its skin all over the place. There's a bit of Pere Ubu in the band's sound (probably thanks to Ubuman and former Frank Black sidekick Eric Drew Feldman, who produced this record), a touch of Soul Coughing, some balladeering, sad vocals, maudlin music, limber experimental touches... it's a smorgasbord of delights, you fool! Originally released in 1997, features the 15 original tracks. Island. 2005.
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DEUS should be famous
Julian Cassia | 05/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It a bit frustrating trying to explain how important this band has been to me as most of it probably will sound like someone recommending something for the sake of having a strong healthy opinion. But at the risk of sounding redundant dEUS simply should be famous. Not because they deserve the stardom (which they do) but because they really have it in them to touch so many people in the world. They kind of fit it in to the time of albums like "The Bends", "Nevermind" etc ... and that kind of stuff ... its different but with the same amount of b@!!s ... This album certainly changed my life, or the way I listened to music, the bar to which I compare different bands to. They have given me a lot and I certainly recommend it to anyone who likes music with a multidimensional flavour. This band is simply amazing."
DEUS = god
Nele Scheers | Antwerpen, Belgium | 03/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Second album 'In A Bar Under The Sea' (1996) was produced by Eric 'Drew' Feldman, a Captain Beefheart Magic Band veteran who had also played in PJ Harvey's band and The Pixies. dEUS, with the inhibitions of a band in a sweetshop, created an album which surprised not only with the ebullient eclecticism of the music but even more so with how it segued so beautifully together: Moving from the 60s cinematic panorama of 'Theme From Turnpike' to the sweetly beguiling dance floor pop nugget of 'Little Arithmetics' onwards to the brooding avant-grunge explosion of 'Roses' to the spine tingling gentility of love song 'Serpentine'. The end of the album, again, was to see another founding member of dEUS depart (guitarist Rudy Trouvé had left after the making of the "My sister = my clock" ep and was replaced by Scotsman Craig Ward), bass player Stef Kamil Carlens decided to call it a day in order to concentrate on his own band, Zita Swoon. The gap he left was bridged by Danny Mommens."
The above is some information from the dEUS-website. This record is one of my all-time favourites. dEUS have now released four albums (with a six-year break inbetween and not counting the ep), and it's hard to say which is my favourite, but I think this one still tops the list...
www.deus.be and www.zitaswoon.be"
Go buy it! Now!
holdyourlight | Greece | 03/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard this cd about 3 years ago. Back then I considered it some kind of stupid with tracks like Fell off the floor man and Theme From Porcupine that I couldn't hear them at all. Well, about 6 months ago I put that cd again in my discman and I was totally amazed by its power, its melodies and its very complicated, yet very smart tunes.I keep hearing it and hearing it and still can't understand how these people wrote an album like that.Is't really mind-breaking. At one moment you hear a very beautiful guitar melody for example, with a great vocal track acompanying it and the next thing you hear is an over-distorted guitar riff which only lasts a few seconds.And then you go back to the beautiful melodies. And this happens about 2 or 3 times throughout the album.Although official dEUS members were just 5 then, on the cd you hear at least 15 instruments and about half of the songs use them all together! In addition to all these you can hear Scott Mccloud from an another amazing band -Girls against Boys- , co-singing with main dEUS singer Tom Barman in 2nd Track. The melodies of the lyrics are absolutely amazing, Tom Barman the frontman and the main writer behind dEUS, had done an amazing work here too. Well, the lyrics themselves have not much to offer but they are not bad at all.But with a music like that who cares about the lyrics??? I can't recommend a particular song from In a bar, under the sea cause I like all songs the same except from 2 or 3 which I like less out of 15. I actually give this cd 4.5 stars out of 5 cause I am really strict about rating cds but I'd rother give it 5 than 4.I have heard about 400 albums and this one is among my 10 favorites. Go buy it and please...give it some time cause it's really difficult to understand it."