leonard’s lair review- stellarscope “fingerpaint the colour of sound”

Posted: May 25, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Stellarscope Album Reviews 3out of 5
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Fingerpaint The Colour Of Sound

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The Germany-based Alison Records label have specialised in the promotion of shoegazing more than most and Stellarscope dutifully oblige with an album that is full to the brim with FX-saturated histrionics. Led by Tommy Lugo, ‘Fingerpaint The Colour Of Sound’ ticks all the relevant boxes for influences, from Lush to Ride to Slowdive. ‘Face Of The Deep’ is their most convincing calling card; an anthem of escalating guitars matched by an atmosphere of impending menace with Lugo’s sneer providing an unshiftable threat. Also worth special mention are the pounding ‘Perception Is Reality’ whilst the toned-down ‘Matters Of The Heart’ is a welcome moment of clarity and the exemplary space rock of ‘What U R’ will be familiar to those who heard Enraptured’s brilliant ‘Bedroom Ambience 3’ compilation. There are a few criticisms, however, namely when Lugo’s nasally vocals threaten to drone more than the guitars and the unimaginative ‘Cryogenic Sleep’ and ‘Something Delicious’ are throwaway tracks at best. But for all shoegazing obsessives this record should keep the faithful contented.
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  Track Listing
01 All For
Standout Track Face Of The Deep
03 Serenity
04 Perception Is Reality
05 Of Lost Grace
06 Something Delicious
07 What U R…
08 Matters Of The Heart
09 Dynamic Evolution
10 Cryogenic Sleep
11 Tomorrow Is Now
12 Let Me Feel…
13 Eterna Nada
Standout Track = Standout Track

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Also Recommended:
Highspire – Your Everything
Air Formation – 57 Octaves Below EP, Daylight Storms
Slipstream – Transcendental
Slowdive – Just For A Day, Souvlaki, Pygmalion
Stellarscope – Reverberations
Tears Run Rings – A Question And An Answer
Various Artists – Audio Wonderland – Bedroom Ambience 3

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