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Pygmalion
Slowdive
Pygmalion
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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Remastered version of their 1995 album. Sleeve notes by Melody Makers Ian Watson. This was the band's final album resulting in a more spacey ambient feel. Castle. 2005.

      
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All Artists: Slowdive
Title: Pygmalion
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Castle Music UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 11/28/2005
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Indie & Lo-Fi, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Pygmalion
UPCs: 5050749412461, 505074941246

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Album Description
Remastered version of their 1995 album. Sleeve notes by Melody Makers Ian Watson. This was the band's final album resulting in a more spacey ambient feel. Castle. 2005.

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CD Reviews

The Greatest Album Ever Released!!!
Robin Tronson | London | 01/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my current desert island album. It's a classic. It's better than OK computer, Sgt Peppers, Pet Sounds, Dark Side of the Moon, Revolver etc....and it's sound is very unique. THINK: ambient+krautrock+shoegazer+goth - or - swoopy guitars+cliCKs+BLEEPS+muffled M/F vocals+repitition+silence. It's almost like a good flying saucer attack record - only better. It's an original multi-purpose masterpiece you can use for any occasion -- parties, weddings, funerals, wakes, elections.... It also helps you to sleep if you feel imsomnia-ish. It's a kind-of less is moreish album more or less.
Althogh `Souvlaki' is widely considered to be Slowdive's creative peak, (even Souvlaki's liner notes say so) you should buy Pygmalion too, and then make your OWN mind up.
Slowdive were getting better and better, but after they released Pygmalion they disbanded and re-banded as the M.O.R.-esque and comparitively boring "Mojave Three". I will never understand this BIZARRE turn of events.
Pygmalion = Essential listening.... thank you."
Their masterpiece
G. A. Skala | Chicago, Illinois USA | 11/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The song "Rutti" is worth the CD alone. It's a 10 minute shoegazer opus that is not like anything I've heard since Grateful Dead's "Dark Star". It's amazing they re-released this CD. It's a masterpiece."
Lost... found.
cowboy | confusion, wa | 11/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i have been waiting to write something constructive about -pygmalion- for several years now.

originally released in 1995, -pygmalion- was slowdive's last hurrah, and essentially, a neil halstead solo record. the group's american record label did not release it in the states, claiming it would alienate fans as it did several members of the band.

-pygmalion- cannot be found anywhere in the US... i happen to own it because of my deep love for slowdive and a certain eAuction web site. it cost me fifty bucks out of japan, and is one of the best albums i own.

the record's sparse arrangements recall the best moments of -just for a day- and -souvlaki-, leading one to believe it is not the hard listen that the record company originally felt it was. over the past ten years, the myth of -pygmalion- has grown into cult, leading many fellow shoegazers to seek out the grail that is slowdive's third record.

the album's opener "rutti" recalls an influence of factory record's durutti column, and the bleak beeps and silence of "miranda" draw one into a hellishly introspective nightmare. "all of us" and "blue skied an' clear" end slowdive's thoughtful and poignant three-album career, leaving one thirsty for more.

while slowdive's subsequent country-ish incarnation of MOJAVE 3 leaves much to be desired for shoegazer fans, you can rest assured knowing that, for those who missed it, -pygmalion- doesn't disappoint."