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90 Degrees South - Plans For Travel

  by David McNamee

published: 20 / 3 / 2002



90 Degrees South - Plans For Travel
Label: Ochre
Format: CD

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"Gorgeous bedroom electronica" in incredible packaging and with an emphasis on travel and escape from acclaimed Cheltenham-based post-rock group, 90 Degrees South


This is brilliant. You know when you’re a kid you buy your Dad those cards on Father’s Day that have lovely little handpainted pictures of cars and planes and boats on? This is what ‘Plans For Travel’ comes packaged in, and it illustrates the music beautifully. The music may be gorgeous bedroom electronica – full of minimalist bleeps and gentle pickings of guitar – but its mind is very much on the road (or the sea, or the air…), full of longing for travel and aching to escape. Each track is accompanied by a literary illustration too – ’Citroen DS’: Driving along a perfect French road sometime in the 1970s; ‘Supermarine S6’: The S6B won the Scheider trophy outright in 1921. It was the fastest thing on Earth.” It’s a toy for boys thing, but don’t let that put you off. Better than hankies.



Track Listing:-
1 Citroen DS
2 Supermarine S6
3 Midnight
4 Blue Star
5 Morini and The Italian Lakes
6 Ekranoplan
7 English Electric
8 Under The Leaves and Trees
9 By Airship Over The Polar Ice
10 A Class of Exercise



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