Only a few musicians start their professional or hobbyist music career on bass as their first musical instrument. Madchester bands channelled the rave scene’s affect, mixing Manchester’s rock heritage with psychedelic, colourful sounds from the golf equipment, in a scene that exploded when the Stone Roses and Completely satisfied Mondays appeared on Top of the Pops together in November 1989.
As mentioned, one of the methods musicians and producers work together with localized musical idioms or regional types is by identifying, isolating and using samples of their productions so as to add texture, edge or anchor the tracks in a particular context.
And sonically, Tone Poems sounds incredible, with soaring guitars and snare hits that sound like they were recorded in a sixteenth century cathedral, and singer Brian Strauss’ vocals instill the songs with vulnerability (think Anhoni meets Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart).
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