So a while back I posted a couple of songs from Laboratory Noise’s debut album When Sound Generates Light. Then I went to buy the album, found a CD cheap on Amazon, put it in my basket, and then got busy with something. The next day when I went to check out, the price had gone from something like $3 to something like $20.
Then it slipped my mind until I found it cheap on Amazon again and finally picked it up. Now I’ve had a chance to listen to it.
This is a tremendously strong Shoegaze album. Certainly the best I’ve heard since Midsummer’s Into the Trees, and possibly the best since Slowdive’s Just for the Day, my Shoegaze Alpha and Omega. Every song on it is at least good, and even the one song I didn’t care for the beginning of turns (“Earthrise”) beautiful about halfway through.
Here’s “I Can Only Give You Everything,” but any shoegaze fan should pick this up.
It’s that good.
They also have a new EP out that’s next on my listening list.