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Rank: 64 for Positive [21]. I am forgiven. Fortunately, they didn't. It feels like a gift, still. In fact, they reward your commitment many times over. Apocalyptic Raids April 22nd Comments.

The minute-long version of "Glider" is welcome, as it's built on the sort of hypnotic repetition you wish would go on forever. But better are the crunchy pop tunes at the tail end of the disc-- "Sugar", "Angel", "Good for You"-- which complement to the superior material on the EPs. Tremolo came out in March, leaving a seven-month wait before Loveless made it into the world that November six weeks after Nirvana's Nevermind.

To say that anticipation for Loveless was high would be an understatement, and it delivered in every conceivable way. Few pop albums are routinely described in religious terms but this is one of them.

It's partly because, like any scripture worth its salt, it leaves itself open to interpretation. Going back to that Eno quote, there's no telling what many of these songs "mean," even after you've read the lyrics. They bypass the language center of the brain and head for other areas-- where memory, tactile sensation, and emotions lie.

It's an album you feel more than one you understand. By this time, Kevin Shields was less a bandleader than a mad scientist, constantly developing and tinkering with new sounds. And the genius of Loveless is its mix, the exact proportions of one sound to the next.

The highlights that led off the two EPs are the tentpoles, but really, Loveless is all highlights. I've heard many thousands of albums in my life and it's one of the few that strikes me as being essentially perfect. It's also the album that has turned two generations on to the wondrous possibilities of sound as sound.

It's hard to imagine someone like Fennesz getting anywhere near as much traction among indie music fans if Loveless hadn't taught them how to listen for the emotional possibilities of texture. It remains a landmark that hasn't aged a day.

My Bloody Valentine were also conceptually rudderless, undermined by the very thing that had served them so well before: their openness to influences from outside the indie guitar canon.

At one point they were besotted with thrash metal, but mostly they fixated on the post-rave genre of jungle, tuning in obsessively to the South London pirate radio stations that broadcast its fractured breakbeats and booming sub-bass. An album of jungle-influenced material was recorded, but eventually scrapped.

I reached a sort of stalemate with myself. For five years in the studio and a total of , pounds, the only publicly released output was a cover of a Wire track for a tribute album.

By that point, the group had effectively disbanded. Finally, in , Island formally released MBV from their contract. In the meantime, legally in limbo, Shields had embarked on a series of handsomely remunerated but lackluster remixes for sundry indie bands.

Then, in , he stood onstage with Patti Smith at the Meltdown festival she curated in London, daubing abstract guitar soundscapes to accompany her poetic incantations. On her return to activity in , a member of her band played Loveless. Many other groups agree. Ultratop in French. Gaon Chart. Archived from the original on 3 December Retrieved 25 January Retrieved 18 August All Media Network.

Retrieved 3 July Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 5 May The Irish Times. Irish Times Trust. They don't exactly add to the music except for shaping Butcher's mouth when she sings which is sort of like playing different notes.

The song ends on a mellow note after about a minute, and is definitely the highlight song. Moon Song introduces Shields as the second singer in the band, and the song goes slower than the other songs. He as a singer is more understandable with lyrics than his other half and thus could be considered a better singer in the sense that the words get out there. This is all according to preference of course, and depends if a person likes a male singer who gets the words in, or a female singer who gets her voice in.

Musically this is less than the rest of the songs, occasionally playing a set of wind chimes to lighten the mood occasionally, and then fade out. The beginning of this review begged the question of what exactly this is, and it seems to have been answered. The bands intentions for recording this aren't exactly known and are probably not for eBay purposes, but for whatever reason, it exists.

It could be used as an introduction to the band as during its 4 songs, it does show several sides of themselves, the loud, the quiet, and the noisy. Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation Butthole Surfers Rembrandt Pussyhorse. Ween Friends. EPs Jesus and Mary Chain Sound of Speed. On 32 Music Lists. Add a Comment. My Bloody Valentine. Honey Power. Moon Song. Kevin Shields.

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Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. The swooning drone of "All I Need" points directly at what was to come on Loveless , but Isn't Anything needn't exist in relationship to another record.

If they had stopped here, My Bloody Valentine's reputation would have been assured. Fortunately, they didn't. Another landmark was around the corner. Glider , from , displayed a massive shift in sound from anything they'd done before.

The opening single "Soon" was a sensation, famously described by Brian Eno as "a new standard for pop. It's the vaguest music ever to have been a hit. So "Soon", with its drum break and chord changes and melody, sounds like a "song" on the one hand, but everything is blurred until it seems more like a ghosted memory of a song. And this mistiness happens without losing any of its propulsive force or the shock of the noise when the guitars enter.

Clearly, things were very different for My Bloody Valentine. Glider was rounded out by the instrumental title track, which serves as a showcase for how Shields was using phase shifts and disorienting rhythm tricks to create an underlying sense of unease mixed with awe.

It sounds slightly "wrong" but also gorgeous, and like little else that had come before. It stands as the true companion to Loveless. Opening with the staggering "To Here Knows When", it takes the woozy disorientation of "Glider" and mixes it with a vocal from Butcher that is impossibly ethereal. It feels constantly on the verge of breaking apart, which imparts a deep feeling of tension, as bruising distortion meets child-like coo. Both "Swallow", with its looped hand drums and Celtic synth line, and the crushing "Honey Power" match the best of Loveless for sheer beauty.

As you might imagine, a perfectionist like Kevin Shields isn't the sort to have unreleased greatness lingering in the vault, and that holds true for the bonus material that fills out the EP collection.

The minute-long version of "Glider" is welcome, as it's built on the sort of hypnotic repetition you wish would go on forever. But better are the crunchy pop tunes at the tail end of the disc-- "Sugar", "Angel", "Good for You"-- which complement to the superior material on the EPs. Tremolo came out in March, leaving a seven-month wait before Loveless made it into the world that November six weeks after Nirvana's Nevermind.

To say that anticipation for Loveless was high would be an understatement, and it delivered in every conceivable way. Few pop albums are routinely described in religious terms but this is one of them. It's partly because, like any scripture worth its salt, it leaves itself open to interpretation.

Going back to that Eno quote, there's no telling what many of these songs "mean," even after you've read the lyrics. They bypass the language center of the brain and head for other areas-- where memory, tactile sensation, and emotions lie. It's an album you feel more than one you understand.

By this time, Kevin Shields was less a bandleader than a mad scientist, constantly developing and tinkering with new sounds. In the meantime, the release of the box set has been postponed indefinitely. AllMusic rated the album four out of five stars. Richardson selected the "crunchy pop tunes at the tail end of the disc" as the highlights of the album, noting that the songs "complement to the superior material on the EPs.

All tracks are written by Kevin Shields unless otherwise noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My Bloody Valentine. Sony Music Ireland. Archived from the original on 1 February Retrieved 11 April IPC Media. Retrieved 22 May The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 29 July Pitchfork Media.

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Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about My Bloody Valentine - Tremolo E.P. at Discogs. Complete your My Bloody Valentine collection. Tremolo is an extended play by My Bloody Valentine, released in February by Creation Records. The EP was a critical success and topped the UK Indie Chart. It featured the single "To Here Knows When," which later appeared on the band's forthcoming second album Loveless in an alternate mix. Oct 18,  · Tremolo Licensed to YouTube by WMG (on behalf of Rhino Warner); ASCAP, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., EMI Music Publishing, AMRA, LatinAutor, and 4 Music Rights Societies.