Tattooed Boy From Birkenhead
(Orange Blueprint Records)
Uploaded to Aural Innovations June 2006
Tattooed Boy from Birkenhead is a band from Belgium who play a slowcore music that is very relaxed and slow. This is the bands 4th EP (they have never released a full length CD) since 2000. The opening track is a 4 second thing with spacey electronics. But then the band go straight down to slow motion in track 2, which features some nice bass playing and piano lines over the nearly 3 minutes. Track 4 features some softly delivered vocals over a pretty repetitive music line. The last track lasts 7½ minutes and has the most variation of any of the tracks and reminds me of some of the mellowest David Bowie stuff. The band once again show their skill at creating mood and movement within this slow motion style of melodic anti-pop music.
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Reviewed by Scott Heller