Various - Text-Sound Compositions: A Stockholm Festival - Excellent compilation bringing together contributions to the International Text-Sound Compositions festivals held in Stockholm between 1967 and 1968. St...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Felt - My Face Is On Fire (1982) (7")
Felt were an influencial 80's rock band. While having a wide range of sounds in their repitoire, they often combined atmospheric washes with intricate guitar riffs and emotive, distinctly "80's" vocals. This is my favourite release of theirs. Despite being entirely too short, My Face Is On Fire represents the best of the bands sound. With pulsing drums rolling, twangy acoustic guitar licks, and a seemingly lo-fi recording aesthetic, it's fairly different from the bands later, more pop oriented albums. It's more dynamic and youthful, while still maintaining a dark ambience. Highly recommended for anyone interested in 80's brit-rock/goth type stuff (think Echo & The Bunnymen).