I get a sick confusion headache trying to figure out who's right. power pop * punk * emo * indie rock * shoegazer
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Family Cat - Furthest From the Sun (1992)
As far as music in Britain went in the early to mid '9os, The Family Cat was something of an anomaly, if only because they didn’t subscribe to the Madchester or shoegazer temptations of the day. The laziest comaprison I can conjure up is the Jesus and Mary Chain, but without all that hair in their faces. Furthest From the Sun, is an untrendy, unsexy post-post-punk album, to nail a genre to it. More poignantly, it's sonically impressive, possessing a sense of dynamics that sounded out of place then just as much as it does today. It''s faint psychedelic, swirling guitar fills derive just as much from Television as The Chameleons. The sublime "Steamroller" is arguably the centerpiece here, with it's mesmerising organs and dense arrangement, that's should ideally be experienced with a big pair of headphones.
This is the special limited edition version of the album, featuring two bonus cuts, " Kolumbus," and "Montague Terrace (In Blue)"