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Bleeding Star
JPS Experience
Bleeding Star
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Rock
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All Artists: JPS Experience
Title: Bleeding Star
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 7/19/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Australia & New Zealand
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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The best of psychedlia!
John L Murphy | 02/23/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Combining the best of shoe gazers, psychedelia and the melodies of Tommy James. If you stumbled on this you are lucky."
Blast from the past
J. Foley | 04/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"jps is so underated and bleeding star is their finest effort....out of all the matador bands to make some noise they are the best but didn't make so much as a pop...anway...but this album right now"
Highlights mood, drone & duskiness
John L Murphy | Los Angeles | 09/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of my top ten albums from the 90s, and by far in the top five of New Zealand bands (a favorite genre of mine) on the Flying Nun and related rosters from that decade. It blends a shimmery shoegazing, a soft/loud dynamic, and thoughtful vocals and lyrics. A bit of its time may stick too much on some of the clubby drum patterns, but that's the only shortcoming. It captures the come-down period of many early 90s bands, when they stretched out into neo-psych to enrich their shambling, post-punk 80s attitude with a greater interest in sustaining intensity over more complex arrangements and longer, less punchier or amateur-sounding compositions.

The range on this shows a great leap forward for the JPSE, whose earlier The Sound of Food suffers greatly with its ramshackle assortment of more whimsical or looser tunes. The band had grown tighter and deeper on Bleeding Star, winding up between the spacier Bailter Space and the more accessible Straitjacket Fits, if you need Kiwi comparisons. This album should appeal to not only shoegazers but fans of mood, texture, and density that underlie its deceptively spare song structures."