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Lifetime Away
Perfume Tree
Lifetime Away
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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This Vancouver trio was turning out tough, Cocteau Twins-inspired dance music in relative obscurity back when Dead Can Dance and Enigma were first emerging. Despite far too many bandwagon jumpers, the genre isn't tapped ou...  more »

      
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All Artists: Perfume Tree
Title: Lifetime Away
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: World Domination
Release Date: 6/4/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 785351003428

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This Vancouver trio was turning out tough, Cocteau Twins-inspired dance music in relative obscurity back when Dead Can Dance and Enigma were first emerging. Despite far too many bandwagon jumpers, the genre isn't tapped out yet and Perfume Tree's fourth album is the best model to date of an intoxicating sound that's equal parts monastic croon, dub beat, and echo-chambered guitar. --Jeff Bateman

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One of my favourites
01/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not really into ambient, trance, gothic or any of that other stuff. My primary tastes in music are in Bach, Wagner, Yes, Genesis, Stevie Wonder, Shostakovich, Led Zepplin, etc. So,as you can clearly see, my taste, eclectic though it may be, doesn't really lend itself to bands like Perfume Tree. However, this album really does it for me--Go figure! See Me Smile is incredible. That intense rhythmic drive coupled with the Enya-esque voice and the layering of vocals and bleeps and Guitar all make for a luscious landsape of lovely listening pleasure!I guess one of the reasons I like it so much is that they seem to have captured that same sort of groove essence that, say, Pink Floyd had going on Meddle or that Genesis were doing on Selling England by the Pound (Cinema Show) and Trespass.Some of you out there might find these comparisons a bit absurd, but I don't care. From one who usually finds this genre of music bogus, A Lifetime Away by Perfume Tree is, in book at least, a real jewel.CMC"
Ethereal, ambient dub of the highest caliber
Charles Mumford (cmumford@netzero.n | Simi Valley, California | 02/23/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Perfume Tree presents an album full of late night groove music, slow and sensual basslines snaking around through open-air, Cocteau Twins soundscapes. Singer Jane (the band are identified by first names only on this CD) whispers high notes with a clear, strong timbre while the band lopes along, inspired by both Brian Eno's concepts of ambience music and Jamaican dub reggae. A special alchemy takes place here, setting Perfume Tree apart from Morcheeba or Massive Attack by reason of their band interplay. This doesn't sound like a studio project; it feels like an album by a fully developed band. This is the best example of sexy, pulsating, delicate, low-simmer sexadelic funk you'll ever hear. The follow-up album, "Feeler", is not nearly as inspired."
Simply Awesome
Charles Mumford (cmumford@netzero.n | 01/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This grew on me fast and is difficult to take out of my CD player. My wife calls it doper music but I call it great. They need to find a major label."