Rockets Burst From The Streetlamps / Departed
Album: Departed   Collection:General
Artist:Rockets Burst From The Streetlamps   Added:Apr 2006
Label:The Archenemy Record Comp  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-02 Pull Date: 2006-09-03
Week Ending: Aug 27 Aug 6 Jul 16 Jul 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 19, 2023: elemenohps & qs
Fast Pop Song In D
4. Aug 26, 2006: What's in the Icebox?
2. May 04, 2007: Something about music
Tremulous Haloes
5. Aug 02, 2006: Epic Soundtracks
Tremulous Haloes
3. Nov 28, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
The Cartographer (Single Mix)
6. Jul 09, 2006: Biff Bang Pow
The Cartographer (Single Mix)

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-07-02
Rock... dreamy, dark, minimal. Tracks alternate male and female vocals, usually mixed low. A retrospective of this Boston band that broke up a few years ago, including their second (last) LP plus rarities. Play with Quickspace, Bardo Pond, Ride, Slowdive, Boyracer, Spacemen 3, Joy Division, The Bats, The Velvet Underground. Most tracks end with long, slow fades and some silence. I find their insistent quoting of other artists hard to swallow, but I usually like the music anyway. I think the EP is stronger than the album. FCC clean. Start with Album: 4, 5, 7; EP: 2, 6.

1. Slow and minimal, like slow Bardo Pond or Slowdive. Female vocals.
2. Mid tempo. Male vocals. Ian Curtis fronting Bardo Pond. Gets high energy before ending.
3. Jazzy, mid tempo. Starts with bass guitar. Female vocals.
==> 4. Perky shoegaze... like the poppy side of My Bloody Valentine, but poppier. Male vocals.
==> 5. Rolling, Quickspace-like groove. Druggy female vocals.
6. Sing-songy, rolling shoegaze Male vocals. Like The Bats, except that this isn’t a great song and all of theirs are.
==> 7. Mid-tempo, psychedelic pop. Female vocals. Like the Bats again.
8. Happy shoegaze pop, with accordion. Male vocals.
9. Low-key space lounge. Male vocals. Joy Division does space muzak. Starts with spacey synths. Long track with a very slow fade out.
10. (EP track 1) Mid tempo shoegaze pop. Nice. Female vocals.
==> 11. (EP track 2) Exuberant, dancey spacerock instrumental.
12. (EP track 3) Dreamy, mid tempo. Male vocals.
13. (EP track 4) Jazzy & soporific. Clean bass and distorted guitar. Half-asleep female vocals. Starts with rain sfx.
14. (EP track 5) Live track. Starts & ends with talking. Male vocals. Dark/bright Ian Curtis ballad.
==> 15. (EP track 6) High energy. Female vocals. Great track! Starts with electronic percussion.
16. (EP track 7) Dense & busy, mid tempo ballad with lots of electronics and heavy, muddy bass.

Track Listing
1. Tremulous Haloes   9. Pale Light
2. Blue-Green   10. Black (Re-Recorded)
3. Recovered   11. Martin Amis' Teeth
4. Fast Pop Song In D   12. Craiglike
5. Far-Flung Boys   13. Pale Light (Live At Thelinwood, 9.22.00)
6. Echo Minor   14. Parks And Gardens
7. Spitzbergen   15. The Cartographer (Single Mix)
8. Paled And Disappeared   16. All The Same