December 31, 2002
Music and Words of Pizzicato Five: A Tribute Album
During the time of their existence Pizzicato Five were like Neil Young: either you loved them or you hated them. By the time they broke up on 2000 they seemed to have few supporters left.
Music and Words of Pizzicato Five: A Tribute Album is a 17 track affair that I find quite pleasing.
Sparks - Big BeatJapanese re-issue of Spark's 1976 LP which originally was released after the classic trilogy of Sparks records: Kimono My House, Propaganda, and Indiscreet.
Big Beat has a simple sound instrumentally similar to Iggy Pop's record Lust For Life. All the songs rock with a big beat and metallic guitars.
Thomas Brinkmann rises to the occasion and does not disappoint on this stellar collection of his work.
Brinkmann always keeps things moving along with a great beat - never falling flat with something that is too cerebral.
After The End is abstract electronic music, released on the Danish label April Records.
After The End sounds like Smash TV without the beats, or Autechre with smiles.