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Sleep / Holiday
Gorkys Zygotic Mynci
Sleep / Holiday
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Japanese edition of the talented & quirky Welsh band's 2003 album includes two bonus tracks, 'C.D.T.' & 'Old Fanny Mahoney'. P-Vine Records.

     
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All Artists: Gorkys Zygotic Mynci
Title: Sleep / Holiday
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sanctuary
Release Date: 2/15/2005
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: British Alternative, Europe, British Isles, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021823810324

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Japanese edition of the talented & quirky Welsh band's 2003 album includes two bonus tracks, 'C.D.T.' & 'Old Fanny Mahoney'. P-Vine Records.

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A new classic
lumpopotomous | Pasadena, CA USA | 11/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album follows the recent trends of the Gorkers; that is to say it leans more heavily toward beautiful melodies (sometimes with a countryesque feel), and strays ever further from the psychadelic playfullness of the earliest releases (Tatay etc). Depending on your penchant, these recent trends are either pleasant or maddening. While I might place myself in the later camp, I am absolutely in love with this album. There is not a weak song on this album--which features the made-to-be-played-live "Mow the Lawn" and one of Euros Childs' most beautiful songs, "Happiness". The songs written by Richard James are standouts as well. The band seems to have settled into a nice groove musically. After the wonderful, acoustic mini-lp "Blue Trees", the band released "How Long to Feel that Summer" which was, in my estimation, overly-produced, and somewhat lacking in substance. With "Sleep/Holiday" the band seems to have released what rightfully should have been the followup to "Blue Trees". Alternatingly haunting and beautiful, I strongly recommend this album from one of the finest bands making music today."
Going to the country
alexander laurence | Los Angeles, CA | 04/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Gorky's are one of the best bands ever from Wales. Their music is often genre defying and brings many musical traditions with it. They are often portrayed as this weird medieval folk band, but they have much more in common with bands like Mojave 3 or Alfie. They have done eight or nine album in ten years and have just released a greatest hits record. The first songs "Waiting For Winter" and "Happiness" are an improvement over their last record and show their growing obsessions with the weather and love songs. "Mow The Lawn" sounds like Canned Heat on crystal meth. Euros Childs is one of today's great-unknown songwriters. Richard James has had a larger role on the past few albums. Maybe this album has more influences of American country and roots rock and less prog rock instrumentals. You have to admire them for doing their own thing and not giving a f***. The Gorky's are distinct for that reason alone."
Worth another .5 on top of that
Davy | Athens, GA | 08/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"although this is a perfectly pleasant listen, i was decidedly disappointed with it. i know a few guys who have it and love it, but that's only because they don't own the best GZM has to offer. this album is intriguing in the sense that the band has begun to stretch a bit, test their boundaries, and while most of the material is the same old welsh experimental folk-pop they've been doing for years, some of the songs reach the 7 minute mark. it just isn't quite as exciting, not quite as vibrant as the majority of their previous albums have been."