Sunday, October 22, 2006

Some Day You Will Be Loved: MBV in Paris

It's somewhat ironic that My Bloody Valentine, a band built on such a non-confrontational style, would have such a massive impact and influence. Perhaps it's a testament that proficiency will be valued, no matter how inaccessible. Make no mistake, MBV is dense and occasionally overwhelming, a cacophony without immediacy. Unfortunately, the lack of discernable hooks has made my experiences with them occasionally frustrating, but there are moments of immersive transcendence.

I was introduced to the band with the track "Soon," via Ladytron's Softcore Jukebox. It seems a strange way to begin a mixtape, as the epic track was the closer on their magnum opus Loveless. However, I absolutely adore the track and its unique titration of dreamy noise. It's the rare song that resonates, whether you're dancing to its propulsive beats or falling asleep to its ethereal vocals. This isn't just MBV at its best; this is what makes music so universally appealing.

This show was recorded at the Olympia in Paris, France on March 17th, 1992.


1. When You Sleep
2. Only Shallow
3. I Only Said
4. Slow
5. Nothing Much To Lose
6. You Never Should
7. Blown A Wish
8. Honey Power
9. Soon
10. To Here Knows When
11. Feed Me With Your Kiss
12 You Made Me Realise

Your Bloody Valentine: Here

In other news...

Roisin Murphy is awesome; check out a couple tracks at Music Is Art. Her solo album, Ruby Blue, was produced by Herbert, who should make his presence felt shortly. Watch this space...gaze, even.

Yay Rangers! Yay Shanahan!

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