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Ides Of Space - There Are No New Clouds

  by Chris Jones

published: 21 / 1 / 2002



Ides Of Space - There Are No New Clouds
Label: Better Looking
Format: CD

intro

Debut album by Australia's Ides of Space is "a very strong album that fans of noise pop, the harder shoegazer sound, and spacerock will connect with very easily." 


The space rock revival of '98 was a rather exciting, albeit short lived happening.  Bands like the Swells, 7% Solution, Sianspheric, and Jessica Bailiff seemed to come out of nowhere with their heavily effected and layered guitar attack.  They were poised to take "spacerock" to another level, but then they disappeared as quickly as they had come. Australia's Ides of Space would have fitted into the picture quite well back then.  Their music has elements of both the spacerock and shoegazer sound, but isn't accurately described by either of those terms. The wall of sound guitars, the subdued vocals, the quiet parts, and the loud are all there.  Song structure, melody, and a pop sense are there too. The music effortlessly goes from dense to sparse and remains balanced at all times. This is a very strong album that fans of noise pop, the harder shoegazer sound, and spacerock will connect with very easily.  That's not to say there isn't something more than just the past present on the album.  Ides of Space don't just retrace the path that others have taken. They're starting where the others left off and allowing us to follow.



Track Listing:-
1 This Side Of The Screen
2 Arthurs Car
3 Keep Writing
4 No Trace of Fading
5 Switchboard
6 Citrus
7 Random Noise Generator
8 I Promise Not To Notice If You Promise To Pretend
9 Computer World
10 Movie Ending



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