Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Porcupine Tree, Coil|
Succour - Terrascope Benefit Album
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Diverse, quality psychedelia
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whoa! Unexpected bonanza of creative sounds and artistic visions. This demonstrates a focus on music for music's sake, and not for the sake of moving product. The chord progressions and harmonics of the bouzouki(!) by Nurse with Wound (whatta name!) is mesmerizing, evoking an (east) Indian effect. Many bands here, such as the Porcupine Tree take you for a breathtaking ride with squalling guitar solos that are an organic part of the song, not tacked on afterward. Bands like the Flyte Reaction remind us how to integrate pop hooks into rock music with integrity. And this is a double CD with 35 tracks/35 bands - you WILL find a lot to like here."
'Succour-Terrascope Benefit Album'-various artists(Flydaddy)
Mike Reed | USA | 02/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"4 1/2 stars.Nice 2-CD budget release that was put out to benefit the printed 'zine Ptolemaie Terrascope when it was in financial trouble.I never even knew about this title,until recently a friend recommended it to me.And with it's semi-plain looking cover,I wasn't all THAT thrilled about it at first.Lesson for today:NEVER judge a CD by it's cover.'Succour...' has a total of 35 songs with a duration of close to 2 1/2 hours.Was amazed at several of the bands on this 2-CD that UNTIL now was simply a strange name I've often seen in stores,magazines or even local papers.Now,I think I may even add a few of these bands to my 'want list'.Like the Linus Pauling Quartet,Current 93,Olivia Tremor Control and Nurse With Wound.Several of the bands on this fabulous pressing I am familiar with would be Bevis Frond,Green Pajamas,Flying Saucer Attack,Sun Dial,Bardo Pond and Porcupine Tree.'Succour...' MORE than succeeds in bringing the listener a great collection/mix of psychedelic,experimental and indie rock artists that he/she would may have not otherwise gotten to know about.I've heard that pretty much all these cuts are exclusive to this release.Ideal to play late night in any Borders or store as such.A must-have."