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    Default Simian

    Has anyone heard Chemistry is what we are by Simian? My late good friend Dom heard it at work one day and recommended it to me as sounding a bit like Circulatory System. Although it doesn't reach the gorgeous ethereal heights of their genius, it's really bloody good.

    [Edited on 14-7-2003 by nice man washing]

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    that album is pretty good. i think i sold my copy though. definately worth checking out. but i think it is nowhere near the circsys. i have not heard the new simian album.

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    [Edited on 7-15-2003 by channelfan]

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    Agreed - Simian are nowhere near as good as the System. I just felt that the woozy, ethereal atmosphere on some of the songs was evocative of Will and the band.

    Re. Sea and Cake - the new album is disappointing. First few songs are gorgeous, and then it really pales.

    Best thing I've heard recently is the new Mogwai record - beautiful.

    [Edited on 15-7-2003 by nice man washing]

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    Default the \'c\' in cake

    I also agree on the new Sea and Cake album. I'm a big fan of the Oui record, but the new one sounds dummied down to me.

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    Mogwai album is a real grower. The first track is gorgeous and the rest definitely rewards repeated listens. One for sad moods.

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    Originally posted by s
    I heard the new album at the record store, it's kinda boring. I don't know why..
    For me, they kinda ruined what was special about them by throwing all that electronic stuff in there.

    Originally posted by s
    There are some favorite instrumental albums of another bands,
    The Sleepy Strange by Japancakes is a great instrumental album. And Heather Mac is on it!

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    Godspeed You Black Emporer

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    Originally posted by pepe
    Godspeed You Black Emporer
    I hate to be all nit-picky and crap, but it's Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

    ok, back to regularly scheduled programming.

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    Sorry Half-Handed, but I have to leap to Mogwai's defence here - have you heard much of their stuff? They're not the most pleasant people in interview - in fact they come across as thoroughly despicable, hypocritical, narcissistic brutes - but some of their music is simply sublime. I recommend giving them a chance. Their first CD (a compilation of stuff from vinyl) called Ten Rapid is jawdropping.

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