Artist: Dalek I Love You
Title: Dalek I Love You
Personnel: Gordon Hon, Kenny Peers, Alan Gill
Tracklisting: Holiday in disneyland, Horoscope, Health and happiness, The mouse that roared, Dad on fire, Ambition, Lust, 12 hours of blues, Sons of sahara, Africa express
Of all the significant post-punk British music scenes, Liverpoolâ€™s is perhaps one of the least well documented. Largely focused around a single nightclub, Roger Eagleâ€™s â€˜Ericâ€™sâ€™, it includes such luminaries as the Bunneymen, Teardrop Explodes, OMD and this curious collective.
Dalek Iâ€™s debut (â€˜Compass Kumpasâ€™) was a brilliant, and deceptively melancholic collection of lo-fi, bedroom synth. Retaining many of the key characteristics of the debut â€“ i.e. insidious tunes with bizarre lyrics (â€˜Dad on Fireâ€™ anyone?!) â€“ the follow up album expands the sound considerably for a programme of upbeat, polished, eccentric synthpop. By spreading vocal duties across three distinctive singers (Alan Gillâ€™s attractive croon is unmistakable), the album, rather than becoming annoyingly goofy, simply packs one surprise after another. Best moments include the aforementioned â€˜Dad on Fireâ€™, the equally hooky â€˜The Mouse that Roaredâ€™, and the epic â€˜Africa Expressâ€™ from a more reflective side two.
With Dr Who pulling in the ratings again, has there ever been a better time to love Daleks?
Edited by amahrose - 21 Nov 2011 at 8:15am
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