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Abecedarians / Eureka
Album:Eureka Collection:General
Artist:Abecedarians Added:Sep 2018
Label:Pylon Records 

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1.Oct 05, 2018:Old Fart at Play

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-09-27 
Reviewed: 2018-09-27
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: One of the great bands out of LA in the post-punk, late 80s era. This CD is a release of their first album in its entirety for the first time on CD & has several bonus tracks from the same era The band features ethereal vocals and sonic attack. i see no mention of a synth in the credits, so I have to assume the guitarist is using a device for these sounds.
If You Like: Sisters Of Mercy, Luminous, Joy Division, This Mortal Coil
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Ghosts (6:39) – guitar starts> midtempo jam & song> slow fade
**2/ Soil (7:00) – drums start> spoken word> midtempo jam>& song> guitar solo> fade
3/ Beneath The City Of Hedonistic Bohemians (4:40) – drums start> uptempo jam & song> guitar solo> quick stop
4/ I Glide (7:28) -guitar starts> uptempo jam & song> slow fade
*5/ Mice & Coconut Tree (4:59) – bass starts> midtempo jam & song with drums up front> slow fade
*6/ Misery Of Cities (5:49) – bass/guitar starts> uptempo jam & song> guitar solo> song>quick stop & long fade
*7/ Smiling Monarchs (6:48) – guitar starts quiet & slow & builds into uptempo rocking jam with slow song over the top> guitar solo> quick stop
8/ Benways Carnival (5:12) – guitar starts> wild fast jam & song> fade
9/ Switch (4:52) – guitar starts> uptempo bouncy jam & song> quick fade
*10/ Other Side Of The Fence (4:09) – drums start> slow ethereal jam> slowly builds inv volume & fades
**11/ They Said Tomorrow (5:09) – bass starts slow & builds into uptempo jam & song> fade
*12/ Wildflower (4:18) - > uptempo jam & song> guitar solo> crescendo end
13/ John’s Pop (3;15) – drums start> uptempo jam> quick fade
14/ Spaghetti Western (5:55) - crunchy guitar starts> midtempo jam & song> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Ghosts 8.Benways Carnival
2.Soil 9.Switch
3.Beneath The City Of The Hedonistic Bohemians 10.Other Side Of The Fence
4.I Glide 11.They Said Tomorrow
5.Mice & Coconut Tree 12.Wildflower
6.Misery Of Cities 13.John's Pop
7.Smiling Monarchs 14.Spaghetti Western