Yeah, It's Supposed To Sound Like That Vol 2 (17 Track Compilation Album - Colchester Recordings)
By Steve Rudd
The second compilation release on the label that's run by the singing and
songwriting force behind the ace band The Party, James Sherry has once
again collated seventeen hugely exciting and varied tracks from some of
the best underground and unsigned bands/ artists not only from around the
UK, but from around the world.
Having said that, most of the tracks are of British origin, with the types of
music varying considerably between tracks, from all-out rock to hip-hop
through acoustic strumming via Alt-Dance rumblings.
There really is something for everyone on this release, with ReMo' Conscious
taking to the starting blocks in style with the hip-hop rap-rock vibes that
dominate Down To The Wire.
The eccentric Alt-pop genius of Muleskinner Jones couldn't be more different
(just check out the Come Inside, Stranger tune for proof), before the exciting
indie-rock of The Party makes way for the cutting edge and spaced-out vibes of Puffin Boy.
Billy Idle and Caustic Goat blast out with their tongue-in-cheek brand of old-skool
punk swagger, while the artist in Conformist is anything but what his moniker
suggests his music to be, as his innovative and sample-strewn Dance music
proves to be one of the finest tunes on this album.
There's also a light smattering of acoustic-guitar-brandishing male
singer-songwriters singing straight from the heart with suitably soulful voices,
as Andrew Heery offers up his stunning Saw Her Face number, prior to
Sean Parker presenting Communication with a relatively hard electric guitar edge.
Hell, there's even a track featured on the album by yours truly called
New England's Fall, which is an anti-war, keyboard-driven affair that
nestles nicely enough in the midst of proceedings.
The tag-line of these Yeah, It's Supposed To Sound Like That releases
teasingly states that they are gloriously 'Lo-Fi by necessity, not design.'
It's for you to decide if such a motif is truly valid, as Planet Earth
patiently awaits the next release in this most engrossing series of
peerless compilation albums.
If you would like to bag yourself a copy of this album, please send £4 to:
Steve Rudd, 110 The Mount, Driffield, East Yorkshire, England Y025 5JN.
Any cheques payable to Steve Rudd please. Thank you.
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