Absinthe Blind / Rings
Album: Rings   Collection:General
Artist:Absinthe Blind   Added:Mar 2003
Label:Mud Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-04-14 Pull Date: 2003-06-16
Week Ending: Jun 15 May 25 May 18 May 11 May 4 Apr 27 Apr 20
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 26, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
The Break (It's Been there
4. May 19, 2003: Stirling's Approximation
Bands 1
2. Jun 12, 2003: Fly By Night
She Saves/Now I'm Where I Ne
5. May 11, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
Bands 1
3. Jun 08, 2003: To the Moon
She Saves/Now I'm Where I Ne
6. May 04, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
She Saves/Now I'm Where I Ne

Album Review
DJ Oxpecker
Reviewed 2003-04-08
The 5th LP from these guys—and their best. Neo-psychedelic pop? more or less. Strong British influences (ie My Bloody Valentine/Syd Barrett) along with a Spiritualized kind of space-pop. Lots of heavy bass and bass drum in many passages and vocals harmonized in such a way as to be interesting and pleasing without being sticky and making me want to dry-heavy. Solid album (give or take the middle) with some interesting tracks—Check out 1, 4, 5, 10, 12.
1) Inter-galactic organ—smooth pop melody ala Spiritualized—good psychedelic guitar work 2) very harmonic vocals with strumming acoustic guitaràwhich are then shot in to the exciting drift of space. Ends on cool guitar 3) kinda an extension of 2—SHORT—piano and drums 4) suspenseful-video-game-of-the-futuristic-tokyo-rpg genre kind of intro which stealths along—VERY mellow with trumpet synth and soft distant vocals. 5) Spaceboy? More disjointed melodt—more solid guitar 6)ehhh… 7) slow drum into w/ techie modulations in the background—always feels restrained never quite gets there… 8) British…Syd Barrett and Nico’s child seems to be singing here…heavy bass drum and piano—bad synth flute at one point…opens up like Spiritualized, in one of their full but none-noise passages. 9) lots of pop vocals… 10) more of the same, but better 11)Ooooooo! Heavier—back to the psychedelic guitar work…warped, distorted vocals, strong instrumental sections…LONG and COOL! 12) soft singing again. DJOXPECKER

Track Listing
1. The Break (It's Been there   7. Do You Know What You Mean to
2. Shields   8. The Dreamers Song
3. To Forgive Your Enemies   9. Ease the Curtains Down
4. Bands 1   10. Brave
5. Inside My Mirror   11. She Saves/Now I'm Where I Ne
6. Walls Covered in Hope   12. Bands 2