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5.0 out of 5 stars A CD for some good and nice musical landscape(s), Oct. 6 2002
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e.s. ortiz-gonzalez (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Macha Loved Bedhead (Audio CD)
First of all, this CD is to be listened to with a nice pair of headphones. Get them, put them on, close your eyes, let the music get inside you and then you will hear / experience / love all of its tiny sounds, the lushy guitars and voices making a simple, while mesmerizing, musical landscape(s). That's the point, you'll experience a nice voyage. And believe me, after you listen to this CD you will, like I did, ask yourself why you haven't heard this before. So, check this out. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Shoe Gaze, Aug. 30 2001
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Ross Morrison (Brooklyn, New York) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Macha Loved Bedhead (Audio CD)
I like this album more than anything else Macha or Bedhead has done. The first four tracks are excellent and sort of remind me of Yo La Tengo's latest album, (And Then Nothing Turns Itself Inside Out or something) The ambient tracks set a great mood. You'll laugh and cry at the last track which is cover of Cher's Believe complete with syllable-for-syllable vocorder matching. All in all one of the best droning shoe-gaze albums of which I am aware.
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5.0 out of 5 stars avoid either band alone; get this instead..., Feb. 13 2001
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"poniesforchrist" (Brooklyn, NY United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Macha Loved Bedhead (Audio CD)
this EP is worthwhile solely for tracks 2 through 4, which are some of the best pieces of songwriting i heard all of last year...the patient guitar squall intro to "never underdose" unfolds into a haze of feedback, oddball noises, and smeared, spiritualized-esque vox that gallops along for several minutes, displaying a clear-headed confidence and power that neither band has been able to attain on their own...
macha's clamorous experimentation is more grating than anything else, and the late bedhead failed to transcend their own slo-core sadsack rulebook, which hampered the occasional bursts of beauty on their albums and rendered the rest of their songs mumbly bummers (see arab strap for endless creativity within a distinctive, slow and "mumbly" style)
but somehow, with the mix of macha's eccentric instrumentation and bedhead's languid arrangements, the resulting sound rings very fresh, easily qualifying as more than just a curio...it was one of the finest rock releases of 2000...
after the dark, yet soaring and wonderful "hey goodbye", we hear the star of this EP, "only the bodies survive"...with it's lovely ringing xylophone, humming bass rhythm, and tender lyrics, sung in a perfectly restrained murmur (bedhead's murmurs were self-conscious and unaffecting), and lengthy droning coda, the song is what a song should be in these pomo days of blippy posturing and backward-looking blandness: fresh, affecting (with more than one emotion), melodious, etc...and it happens to be downright pretty as well...
you could much worse than to buy this, off the almost always reliable (aside from macha!) jetset label...the umpteen filler tracks separating the "real" songs from the cover of cher's "believe" are forgettable (meant to be?) and the cover itself can't get away from the fact that cher's song (although i'm certain she didn't write it in the first place) was so overexposed and facile that any reference to it is annoying, even one as clever as this cover, with it's touch-tone phone melody gimmick...
it's a shame this collaboration doesn't turn into an ongoing band...because now we'll have only four songs to adore, while macha and bedhead continue to toil away on their hopelessly inferior "solo" albums...
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5.0 out of 5 stars avoid either band alone; get this instead..., Feb. 13 2001
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"poniesforchrist" (Brooklyn, NY United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Macha Loved Bedhead (Audio CD)
this EP is worthwhile solely for tracks 2 through 4, which are some of the best pieces of songwriting i heard all of last year...the patient guitar squall intro to "" unfolds into a haze of feedback, oddball noises, and smeared spiritualized-esque vox that gallops along for several minutes, displaying a clear-headed confidence and power that neither band has been able to attain on their own...
macha's clamorous experimentation is more grating than anything else, and the late bedhead failed to transcend their own slo-core sadsack rulebook, which hampered the occasional bursts of beauty on their albums and rendered the rest of their songs mumbly bummers (see arab strap for endless creativity within a distinctive, slow and "mumbly" style)
the star of this EP is track 4, "", with it's lovely ringing xylophone, solidly mellow rhythm, and tender lyrics, sung in a perfectly restrained murmur (bedhead's murmurs were self-conscious and unaffecting)
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5.0 out of 5 stars 86 abstract scars-turned-beauty-marks, June 14 2000
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This review is from: Macha Loved Bedhead (Audio CD)
Extraordinary textures ("Never Underdose") and subtle humor ("Believe") further convince me that Macha is the most innovative band writing and playing songs today, and that Bedhead, who (as Salon put it) "succumbed to day jobs," were absolutely amazing as well.
Macha Loved Bedhead, Bedhead Loved Macha is a correspondence in the vapors . . . 86 abstract scars, er, songs, built into beauty marks. Bedhead and Macha have always respected each other, so when Bedhead sent songs to Macha, Macha lovingly completed them. The result is an art installation of the alien fragments among us: transient relationships seen from afar, devastating loss, and a scathingly hilarious remake of Cher's "Believe" whipped into a truly mesmerizing concoction . . . a truly rich and beautiful release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 86 abstract scars-turned-beauty-marks, June 14 2000
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This review is from: Macha Loved Bedhead (Audio CD)
Extraordinary textures ("Never Underdose") and subtle humor ("Believe") further convince me that Macha is the most innovative band writing and playing songs today, and that Bedhead, who (as Salon put it) "succumbed to day jobs," were absolutely amazing as well.
Macha Loved Bedhead, Bedhead Loved Macha is a correspondence in the vapors . . . 86 abstract scars, er, songs, built into beauty marks. Bedhead and Macha have always respected each other, so when Bedhead sent songs to Macha, Macha lovingly completed them. The result is an art installation of the alien fragments among us: transient relationships seen from afar, devastating loss, and a scathingly hilarious remake of Cher's "Believe" whipped into a truly mesmerizing concoction . . . a truly rich and beautiful release.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More good music, May 23 2000
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Clarissa Cunningham (Atlanta-area, GA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Macha Loved Bedhead (Audio CD)
Sounds more like Bedhead than Macha but is a small gem, either way. Check out track #86 which is a re-make of Cher's "Believe," complete with phone touch-tones for the chorus.
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4.0 out of 5 stars worth it, May 5 2000
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This review is from: Macha Loved Bedhead (Audio CD)
if you like either band it's definitely worth it.
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