Tuesday, August 01, 2006
"you say thinking never got you far, but it gets you further"
the new mojave 3 is great! i lost touch with this band and the exploits of mr. sad-sack himself neil halstead, but i was, and still am, a confident slowdive fan. in this album you hear some pink floyd, a little slowdive, and a lot of late teenage fanclub. i can't really help comparing this to the new brightblack morning light album, which has all the ingredients of those shoegaze-y mope-y bands, but with much lighter narcotics. whereas the brightblack album kind of falls short for me, this mojave 3 album totally works. maybe it's the decades of playing/touring/drugs, etc that has seasoned these guys, but there's something to say about process. not to say that brightblack and mojave borrow from eachother at all; slowdive maybe, but mojave has left them both, including their own country phase, in the dust.
a 2006 top 10 list contender! maybe bumping off camera obscura?
at a bar this week i used the word 'slow-core' in referring to doug scharin codeine and they looked at me like i was crazy.