Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Soundtrack of Our Lives|
Welcome to the Infant Freebase
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Debut from 1998 for Swedish rock outfit includes 20 tracks of dark, dramatic rock 'n' roll echoing the majesty and ambitions of classic albums past. Their sound recalls everyone from The Doors to Pink Floyd to Led Zeppe... more »
Debut from 1998 for Swedish rock outfit includes 20 tracks of dark, dramatic rock 'n' roll echoing the majesty and ambitions of classic albums past. Their sound recalls everyone from The Doors to Pink Floyd to Led Zeppelin, however avoiding the pitfall of nostalgia.
Not the place to start for potential fans
The archduke | Tokyo, Japan | 01/24/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Welcome to the Infant Freebase" is a far more acquired taste of music than is the gloriously brilliant "Behind the Music", and I would not reccomend this to be the first Soundtrack of Our Lives album you pick up. The songs here are long and drawn out, although not boring in the least. This type of rock could be called pretentious, and to a certain point, it is, but I also see it as being a bold debut from one of Sweden's premier bands. There is alot of experimentation here, and the influence of Pink Floyd is very apparent. The result is a trancier, trippier album than the later efforts from this band. This is a very good album, but for potential fans of this great band, I would recommed you pick up "Behind the Music" first, and after you fall in love with that album, then give this one a try, because your mind will be more succeptible to the grand ideas of TSOOL."
A fantasic rock album!
Tomas | Sweden | 11/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a awsome album from start to finish, okay all the songs are not masterpieaces but many of em are and there is enuf great music here to make it a must have album from Swedens best rock band ever.
If you like old classic rock music, like Pink Floyd, The WHO, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and ather great bands, and whant somting new but with the same greatnes that this old bands hade this album is for you.
Its sound like a mix betwen thos classic rock bands but on the same time it sounds new fresh and original.
A must have for any music lover.
The bong water blues
olofpalme63 | auf der flucht! | 10/28/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
This was purchased on the strength of the rolling credits at the end of the 2002 movie "Spun". A Jonas Akerlund film about a traveling meth lab cooker (Mickey Rourke) and the users (Brittany Murphy) who follow his every movement (which would explain the film scores need for the song "Instant Repeater 99"). Aside from that The Soundtrack Of Our Lives' (or TSOOL for the loyalist) 1998 release "Welcome To The Infant Freebase" really didn't capture the mood of the film itself (just in case you thought it would), although the anthematic "99" is certainly worth several repeat performances.
I'm not saying the band was mis-cast by Akerlund, but you get an extreme sense of who their hero's really are on this outing ie; that late 60's pharmaceutical jazz cafe sound of Yes or the acid induced improv of early 70's Pink Floyd. The Peter Gabriel era of Genesis is also an obvious influence on the band and perhaps explains the fairy tale art rock quality you're hearing on this CD. Hardly bikers falling over themselves in a methamphetamine rage, more like hippie wannabe's tip toeing over spilt bong water.