This is just simply a beautiful album. Filled with sound effects that dont disturb the overal feel of the music, but instead create a backdrop in the background of what the main instruments are playing. In its most relaxed the album still seems tense, and still awake, never falling asleep and dozing off into a dream world. But is reality a dream world in itself?
The album is cut into three pieces by a three part track called "I believe in the scenery waltz", an echoy track that doesn't get full spoken until the third and final section. The albums first real song, which is "Captains son", the loudest song on the album (in itself not loud at all, but instead very psychedelic and sharp), kicks it into gear, yet changes in gear near the end, and slowly dies down and the next track picks off from there. The album is very brilliant but very faint-the tracks dont seem to really grab hold of you if your not paying attention. The lead vocals are attractive (much like Thom Yorke from Radioheads is, or John Lennon from the beatles), having this rock star attitude yet this elegance to them at the same time, giving the music class and character in one, and giving LFO a very original sound. The track "Sparkling Jets (no turbulance)" is absolutely wonderful, with dreamy guitar and all kinds of soft sounds in the background, the song will either put you to sleep or make you start singing to it (the words never make sense yet they're very clever in origin) This band is definetly in my top five all time favorites list and probably one of my biggest inspirations on guitar and just my musical view completely. They have a few other albums, which I havent heard yet, but this is definetly a must buy for any Radiohead, Clinic, Beatles, or anything of the like band. Believe me, you'll be hooked in no time.
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