|Catalogue Number:||REWIGCD158/ REWIGLP158/ REWIGLP158X|
my bloody valentine, the quartet of Bilinda Butcher, Kevin Shields, Deb Googe and Colm Ó Cíosóig, are widely revered as one of the most ground-breaking and influential groups of the past forty years. During an era in which guitar bands denoted, at best, a retroclassicism, not only did my bloody valentine sound unlike any of their contemporaries, the band achieved the rare feat of sounding like the
With their debut album, ‘Isn’t Anything’ (originally released in 1988), my bloody valentine revolutionised alternative music and heralded anew approach to guitar music for generations to come. The album birthed a sound which became a template for thousands of new subgenres, heralding a new approach to guitar music and studio production. Not only was it a new type of music, it paved the way for anew type of journalism; inciting comparisons to elemental phenomenon, tapping into how the music affected the psyche. Shields and Butcher frequently sang in a similar vocal range that allowed their voices to blend together. This had the effect of making their gender indistinguishable, to the point where their voices could be used as another melodic layer to complement the vertigo-inducing sounds made by Shields’ guitars. It is a record characterised by the ominous sense of space that inhabits many of its songs, which veered between the harried and propulsive, to the subdued and eerie.
CD in 6 panel mini LP style gatefold card sleeve. Deluxe gatefold ‘tip on’ (board mounted) sleeve and black heavyweight vinyl LP with printed polylined inner sleeve and digital download card. Standard LP in gatefold sleeve on black heavyweight vinyl with printed polylined inner sleeve and digital download card.
Soft As Snow (But Warm
Lose My Breath
(When You Wake) You’re Still
In A Dream
No More Sorry
All I Need
Feed Me With Your Kiss
Several Girls Galore
You Never Should
Nothing Much To Lose
I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)