Malachai / Return To The Ugly Side
Album: Return To The Ugly Side   Collection:General
Artist:Malachai   Added:Mar 2011
Label:Double Six  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-10 Pull Date: 2011-09-11
Week Ending: Aug 21 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24 Jul 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 5

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 09, 2013: everything
4. Jul 24, 2011: lost and found
Rainbows (Feat. Katy Wainright)
2. Aug 19, 2011: Music Casserole
Let 'em Fall, Mid Antarctica (Wearin' Sandals)
3. Aug 03, 2011: Not That Simple
6. Jul 20, 2011: Brownian Motion

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-07-10
Bristol psych-rockers Malachai return with the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 debut The Ugly Side of Love. They retain their signature 60’s psychedelic underground sound—smothered with sticky-sweet reverb and a heavy reliance on delay pedals, but they expand their palate somewhat, with touches of funk and trip-hop. The resulting album is quite solid--a total smorgasbord of varied sounds with something for everyone.


RIYL: The People’s Temple, The Savages, Gonjasufi, John Lennon

1. Moody orchestral intro 2. Stutter-step drums and lots of delay pedals. *3. Crunchy and raw (with a hint of metal) but with gentle vocal bridges. *4. Dreamy psychedelic. Excellent guest vocals courtesy of Katy Wainright. 5. 30 seconds of slow organ and with bouncy rhythm stick percussion. Ulrich Schnauss, anyone? 6. Clattering percussion and an upbeat rockin’ atmosphere. The same wandering vocals, and smeared harmonies. *7. Slow and minimalist. Darker, with heavy galloping percussion. *8. Slow plodding acapella. Gradually cymbols and a gentle strings part enters the mix. Nice trip-hop accents—an obvious nod to Portishead. 9. Dense and busy but with plenty of pop aesthetics. *10. A slow vocal showcase with contemplative lyrics. *11. Midtempo jammer with growls of synth and nice chipper drumloops and funky loops. 12. Slow love ballad.
13. 50 second orchestral intermission. Beautiful looped reversed samples. 14. Midtempo percussive rocker.

Track Listing
1. Monsters   8. Monster
2. Anne   9. The Don't Just
3. Mid Antarctica (Wearin' Sandals)   10. How You Write
4. Rainbows (Feat. Katy Wainright)   11. Let 'em Fall
5. In The Hole   12. No More Rain No Maureen
6. (My) Ambulance   13. Snake Eyes
7. Distance   14. Hybernation