Review : Electrelane - No Shouts, No Calls
StylusmagazineElectrelane are great. They canít really play their instruments, arenít particularly talented singers, and record almost everything in a super-minimal, naturalistic way that could best be described as sparse. I think theyíre fantastic....full text
ArtistdirectWith 2004's The Power Out, Electrelane added vocals to the vintage organ and mildly distorted guitar work-outs of their debut, and instantly graduated from being a good idea for a band to an indie-rock ideal. The formula was simple: proggy retro-futurism mixed with angular girl-punk energy and twee-pop sweetness. The trick was the total democracy with which each component related to the others, a balance that was betrayed on 2005's largely instrumentalóand alternately wayward and harshóAxes....full text
DrownedinsoundThereís a particular pace to music that Iíve always enjoyed; a pace perfect for drives on highways, open roads, vast tundra. Iím almost certainly not the only one with a desire for driving with Electrelane blaring out of speakers; itís a natural instinct. Itís the sort of stuff that demands that sort of space. I just wish I actually had a car, because then I could listen to this at nighttime in the country at a great speed, with just headlights in front of me....full text
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