Spokes-People_Like_People_Like_You-2008-gFARTIST: SpokesTITLE: People Like People Like YouLABEL: Everyone LabelGENRE: IndieSOURCE: CDBITRATE: 167 kbps avgPLAYTIME: 36:49RELEASE DATE: 2008-00-00RIP DATE: 2009-01-12Track List----------1. We Like To Dance And Steal 3:39 Things2. Young People! All Together 7:263. Scatter: I Miss You 2:544. Precursor 5:205. Sometimes Words Are Too Slow 9:506. End Credits/Loveletter 7:40Release Notes:It's incredibly easy to fall in love with an album when it takes in elements ofslow-core, post-rock, shoe-gaze, folk and pop music so effortlessly, and whenthe richly textured instrumentation balances out grandiose gestures with quietlyreflective passages, we're primed for singing praises to anyone who'll botherlistening. This debut album from 5-piece band Spokes will satiate those of youyearning for new material from Mogwai, Mono or Explosions In The Sky, and if(like us) you fell in love with Do Make Say Think's career defining last album"You, You're a History in Rust" you'll have just discovered a natural bedfellowin the form of this majestic album. Ruth Ilgunas' sublime violin playing inparticular adds an extra dimension to the recording (indeed, bringing to mind DoMake Say think's latest recruit Julie Penner), offsetting the occasionalcacophony with substantial introspective weight. The opening track "We Like ToDance and Steal Things" echoes Radiohead's seemingly unparalleled ability tomake popular music challenge and defy the middle of the road, opening with abeautifully arranged instrumental passage that builds and escalates into atumble of crescendo and tempered euphoria. "Young People! All Together" employsa similar starting point but adjusts the template into a more anthemic beast,field recordings of children playing preparing the ground for a brief andadrenalin fuelled vocal section before the track ends with staggered guitars andcrashing drums slowly dispersing to reveal the quiet sonic detritus of staticand hum. "Precursor", meanwhile, opts for a vast, widescreen aesthetic thattakes its time unravelling, while the closing "end credits / loveletter" showersthe audience with a guarded optimism that's almost too pretty for words,marrying skittering drums and fragile strings with a constant capacity to buildand propel itself forward, finally letting go with a solitary piano bringing thealbum to a close with a tinkle. Absolutely gorgeous stuff and a realfind....ESSENTIAL PURCHASE.hhtp://www.myspace.com/spokessoundhttp://www.everyonelabel.co.uk
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