Sooo you listen let us assume a third time….
I couldn’t resist getting in a little bit of a sample there .
I am just wondering what all you big YB fans are expecting from the new album that is due for release 6 months ago, I mean next month?
From what I can gauge from the few samples I have heard on myspace/youtube and the samples in the shop it appears they have gone off on quite a different tangent with this album. Gone is the tomfoolery and the whacky samples, blips and skwelches. It apeears to be a more serious and grown up, funky yet blissfull vibe. Was this a conscious effort to appeal to a different audience? Although A Flock of Bleeps was an entirely new and laterally thinking type of psychedelic album, it still most definitely appealed to the psytrance fan, perhaps to listen to in between listening to full on weird trance.
Of course I originally got into listening to YB through knowing about Simon and Benji’s other work and I was a big fan of good psytrance, but I think we all moved on from that together (you did didn’t you? lol) and releases such as A Flock of Bleeps, Blumenkraft, Tales of the Inexpressible etc definitely heavily influenced the type of music that pushes my brain buttons. It was the progression I had been hoping for from the predictable psytrance.
So is the new YB album another progression in a new direction that reflects the maturity and new musical talent of Simon n Benji? Or is this so far departed from why we all originally started to listen to the masterful musical wizadry from these guys that it will not appeal to YB’s original fans?
There is no doubt in my mind that this album will be a success, tracks such as All I Want and Psychic Gibbon will appeal to a vast number of people, possibly even I. A slight problem though, the first thing that sprung to mind whilst watching them play at Brixton was that they sound quite similar to Air :? , I am pretty sure this wouldn’t be the kind of reaction the guys would be hoping for from their fans. I do hope when the album finally arrives and I have been able to absorb it fully that it will sit proudly amongst my pile of classic albums, yet I can’t help but be nervous that it wont. I guess we will see
So what are you expecting…?
p.s. I do hope there is a bit of…... “When the children have gone away on holiday and the staff have gone home… I’ve got the place to myself… I rather enjoy turning up some loud rock music and… re-living the old days… go on a three day binge or something like that…”
and a bit of .....“let’s pump ourselves full of magic monkey juice and take a trip to space land!”
“Mustard? Mustard, don’t let’s be silly!”