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Camera Obscura
Nico & the Faction
Camera Obscura
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Nico & the Faction
Title: Camera Obscura
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Beggar's Banquet
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 9/5/1994
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: World Dance, Hardcore & Punk, Experimental Music, Dance Pop, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Electronic Goth
Phil | Eastern Mass, USA | 03/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great Nico album, once again produced by John Cale. But unlike their earlier collaborations, this one is far more electronic. A track like "Fearfully in Danger" is not terribly far removed from Gary Numan. Some may find this one more accessible than the beyond-goth of "Marble Index".
The one exception to the electronics is the mournful and jazzy version of "My Funny Valentine". That song has been covered hundreds of times and yet when I hear anyone do it I now always think of Nico's version.
I'd also like to recommend the book "The End" written by her keyboardist on this album. It's a sad, scary yet funny book about Nico's later years and a good thing to read while listening to "Camera Obscura"."
Fascinating contrast.
John Doe | 04/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album came out in 1985 (The last album before her death two year later) And I've always found the contrast between her old-soul sophisticated voice and the modern synth sound of a lot of these songs very compelling. "Fearfully in Danger" and "Tananore" are perfect examples of this greatness. And "My Funny Valentine" is breathtaking."
Yet Another Masterpiece from Nico
B. Eyyuboglu | Fairfax, VA USA | 09/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are expecting to hear songs resembling Nico's early works then you will be a little bit surprised with this one. But this doesnt mean that you will not like the album. Even though the spirit of this album remains to be on the darker side (as usual), there is a different taste that you may find in each song. Along with other songs in here especially My Funny Valentine, Das Lied von Einsamen Madchen and Konig will blow your mind."