Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Last Man to Fly
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
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You will love it or hate it..
Keir H. Fogarty | 03/14/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Tear Garden is one of the supreme powers of electronic music. In my opinion, the Tear Garden is musical genius cEvin Key's best project. With bands like Skinny Puppy, Hilt, and Download under his belt, you know that is a tremendous compliment. I hate the way the CD starts though. "Hyperform" had no business being the first song. The CD starts off slow and builds momentum at uneven intervals. Relax and open your mind to the awesome synth work. This CD is mind music. Check out "Romulus and Venus." This song makes the whole CD worth buying. It is the best piece of electronic music I've ever heard. Awesome synths, strings, movie voice-overs, pounding beat, and unforgetable chorus meld together to form a piece of true magic. Worth checking out. Probably not for everyone though. I you like ORIGINAL music check it out NOW!!!!"
CD sounds like how the cover looks.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I don't traipse around amazon handing out 5 star reviews. This may be the first i've given. This cd is fabulous. I just picked up joy division, das ich, die form, r(italin)x, dire straits and this. And this is all i play. I had downloaded romulus and venus a long time ago and bought the cd on account of it. This is my first tear garden cd.To the uninitiated, tear garden is the psychadelic love child of Eddie Ka-Spel and Kevin Crompton. Or whatever their names are. cEvin's sound manipulations are as brilliant as in skinny puppy, yet this time somehow playful. All the songs twist the listener's perspective to a rose colored reality, cEvin does that. I believe Ka-Spel's (or whatever) lyrics are the most intelligent, poetic and mystitying (quirky too). Real instruments, melody, never heard anything like it.There are no awful songs on here. The Great Lie and Empathy With the Devil are spoken, so they get old after a while. Apart from that everything is great. If i hear the beginning of 'hyperform', i have to hear the song out, i can't skip it. Romulus and venus could be my favorite song of any artist, for right now. Love notes and carnations and isis veiled are both also insanely awesome. If you're like me you surf reviews like these looking for mp3s to start on. Get romulus and venus and one other (hyperform, love notes and carnations, isis veiled), then buy the damn cd."
Heir apparent to pink floyd
Keir H. Fogarty | fort collins, colorado United States | 03/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this collaboration between members of skinny puppy and the legendary pink dots hit its climax with this magnificent excursion into the fields of psychedelic pop--this is on my top ten list of albums I own--why?--every song is a superb synthesis of electronic and instrumental, and every song offers the reader another unique and pioneering entree of poetic vision--
Edward Ka-Spel, as usual, has proven he is a master of writing intelligent lyrics with a tip of the hat to a macabre theatre of the absurd, and Dwayne Goettel and Cevin Key are masters at creating electronic effects that do not turn the music into techno, but rather bolster the otherworldlyness of the songsmanship--highlights? The Running Man (great bass line), Last Post (endearing love dreams), Empathy w/ the Devil (driving psychedlic macabre funk)"