Label: Cat N Roof Records - CNR-B-0001 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Downtempo
This two-disc set marks just over ten years since Alpha first exploded onto the indie techno-trip-pop scene with Come from Heavenwhich was released Money - Various - Original Party Songs From Bud Lights Original Party Animal the aegis of Massive Attack on what was then their brand-new Melankolic label.
If you liked Alpha then you'll probably still like them now, though if this marks your first exposure to their music you may find yourself wondering what all the fuss is about. The group is a duo comprised of Corin Dingley and Wendy Stubbs; Stubbs provides all the vocals, and her voice is often the most attractive thing about the songs -- it's dark in tone but not too murky, and light in texture without being fluffy.
The songs themselves are OK, but they mostly seem like variations on the same theme, and the variations don't vary much: "Burn Me Again," "Given Time," "May," Party Up (Up In Here) (Radio Edit) - Various - Street Vibes 6 "For the Wages" are all dark and quiet and not terribly interesting.
The album's best track, "Home," starts out unpromisingly with a desultory and out-of-tune piano, but then slowly builds in intensity and interest. The second disc is more interesting, mainly because half of it consists of beefed-up remixes of songs from the regular program the other half is bonus tracks which are also, ironically enough, mostly more interesting than the main album.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. 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. Release Date October 22, Genre Electronic. Styles Electronica Trip-Hop. Track Listing - Disc 1. Wendy Stubbs. Burn Me Again. Given Time. For the Wages. Silver Bullet. A Little Poison. Track Listing - Disc 2. Brasier Ardent Theme. Till You Drop. First Day. Song of Silence. Stargazing Wendy Stubbs.
Spotify Amazon. Home - Alpha - The Sky Is Mine Wendy Stubbs. Brood Wendy Stubbs. Push Wendy Stubbs. Burn Me Home - Alpha - The Sky Is Mine Wendy Stubbs. May Wendy Stubbs. Given Time Wendy Stubbs. For the Wages Wendy Stubbs. Home Wendy Stubbs. Stumbled Wendy Stubbs. Silver Bullet Wendy Stubbs. A Little Poison Wendy Stubbs. Brasier Ardent Theme Wendy Stubbs. Ariel Wendy Stubbs. Morbison Wendy Stubbs. Till You Drop Wendy Stubbs. First Day Wendy Stubbs.
End Wendy Stubbs. Stumble Wendy Stubbs. Home - Alpha - The Sky Is Mine of Silence Wendy Stubbs.
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