House Of Tomorrow EP
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|1. Young And Insane|
|2. Technical (You're So)|
|3. Alien Being|
|4. Love Goes Home To Paris In The Spring|
|5. Either You Don't Love Me Or I Don't Love You|
The Magnetic Fields: Stephin Merritt (vocals, guitar); Claudia Gonson (vocals, drums); Nell Beram (guitar); Sam Davol (cello); Phylene Amuso (bass).Although this CD was released in 1996, these songs were previously available on singles in 1989 and 1993. As such, the brief EP lacks the conceptual or thematic unity of the Magnetic Fields' full-length albums. Taken by themselves, however, the songs rank among Stephin Merritt's best, particularly the dazzling, kaleidoscopic "Love Goes Home To Paris in the Spring" and the gently despairing "Either You Don't Love Me Or I Don't Love You." Of the remaining three tracks, the mournful "Alien Being" is a low-key highlight, while "Young and Insane" and "(You're So) Technical" find the singer-songwriter at his most caustic. Perhaps less fulfilling than any of the Fields' full-length releases, THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW is nonetheless an essential purchase. PREVIEW :
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If you arent familiar with the magnetic fields, think of Cocteau Twins singing Phil Spector tunes. Its like a familiar warm blanket washed in a new sweet detergent. What could be better? Amazingly beautiful and fun stuff.
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When this EP first came out (as a 7" - it WAS definitely a good value when it was originally released, don't blame Merritt & co for changes in technology) it was described by the band as their 'loop song' ep -- each song is comprised of a single loop, repeated over and over and over, on analog instruments. At the time this was downright revolutionary for them, as they had not previously recorded with live instruments. They occasionally return to this loop format, but not nearly as effectively as on this recording.