Very intruiging and interesting German band named after the motorcycle. Kreidler uses space, not clutter to draw you in. Influenced by Der Plan, Neu, and Cluster. I find #'s 3,4,& 7 irresistible.
September 21, 1998
Even stronger release than I expected. Has the A sides of the last 2 singles, but lots of other songs are really strong as well. To the unititiated, Snow Patrol are a UK band on the Belle & Sebastian label "jeepster". They were originally called Polarbear, until the CA band released stuff under that name. The vocals sometimes sound uncannily like Lou Barlow, but without the emotional baggage. Snow Patrol interprets US music through a European sensability.
This is their first full length after several 7"'s and compilation EP appearances. They play instrumentals consistent with the Earworm" sound, which is space, but not the generic ho-hum variety.
A side project band of The Wisdom Of Harry and State River Widening. There are 4 instrumentals on this 10", and each is charming.
Alan Vega puts words to one of Panasonic's minimalist electronic pieces, quite successfully. Also has a piece by VVM, who put out that great split 12" w/3rd Eye Foundation on the unmarked white sleeve series done by the UK label "Fat Cat". The magazine that comes with it is pretty neat too.