The Death of Quickspace is a perfect example of what happens when like-minded people get together and create great - no, really great sounds without relying upon typical popular songwriting/vocal talent. That might seem like a backhanded compliment, but this album's hypnotic qualities have made it one of my most listened-to discs over the last year and a half.
It took some time for me to even discover that one or some of the people behind th' Faith Healers were even still making music, due to a lack of Quickspace-related press here in the U.S. At first, I was put off by the opening track, "Lobbalong Song," but it's agressive rhythm and distorted vocals make a compelling, curious contrast to the two extended, tense numbers that follow (which other reviewers have already described). This album also features instrumental segments or versions of two songs that appear elsewhere ont the LP with vocals, but work well enough on their own to transcend the label "filler". To cap it off, "Gloriana" and "A Rose" strike a great balance of delicate guitar melody and "rock" power.
Despite their apparent simplicity, i'm jealous of this bands command of sonic nuance. Highly recommended!