Pure Bliss had always been an unfinished album sitting on the sidelines, collecting dust, whilst Samuel Chown (known as Shmu) was busy releasing other material as Shmu, Zorch & through a multitude of other projects, as well as extensively touring North America and other parts of the world.
It was just never the time to put out the record or take the time to finish the demos until showing a batch of the material to multi-instrumentalist & visionary Lionel Williams of Vinyl Williams in summer of 2018, of which Chown would eventually become the drummer. It was clear that Williams was the right & perhaps only person to help Chown turn the demos into finished products. During a focused 2 day session, all the drums were re-recorded for 15 songs followed by another couple of wks worth of time spent mixing, mastering, re-amping & in a couple of cases, Williams adding parts to the songs. Williams being the only other musical collaborator across this 60 minute shoegaze/dream pop epic.
Musically, the album truly comes across as an amalgamation of the music Chown was inspired by as a young child living in Canada during the 90s, namely his 3 favorite bands of that time period: Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine & Radiohead. An album that truly feels like the authentic & logical next step of classic shoegaze/dream pop records, such as »Loveless«. This album chronicles Chown's journeys from the beginnings of finding his »Voices« (an early cut from 2004), made as a teenager, to the most recent song ›Tempera Madonna‹; a journey that literally spans more than 15 years, hinting at a sort of birth, death, re-birth cycle all happening before our eyes.
Tomorrow Will Never Come
Now Is Alright
Snakes And Ladders
Wolves Of LA
Voices (CD only)
Tempura Madonna (CD only)
Möchten Sie sich anmelden?
Ohne Anmeldung wird Ihre Rezension anonym veröffentlicht.