Andy Votel ‎– Styles Of The Unexpected

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Twisted Nerve ‎– TNXLCDM007, XL Recordings ‎– TNXLCDM007
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CD, Mini-Album
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1 Urbanite Rocks 5:47
2 Girl On A GoPed
Vocals, Written-by [Lyrics] – Jane Weaver
5:01
3 Return Of The Spooky Driver
Drums – Robert SlaterGuitar – Nick GadmanPiano – Ellie (5)
5:01
4 Pickpocket 2:46
5 Diode 4:10
6 Doe-Eyed 3:30
7 RiderBrow
Cello – Matt McGeeverVocals, Written-by [Co-written] – Lee Gorton
4:15

Credits

  • Mixed ByMartin Desai
  • Photography – Rich Mulhearn with Colin A. Fry & Allen Bland at Central Jewellers
  • Producer, Written-by, Artwork By [Design]Andy Votel

Notes

All tracks mixed by Martin Desai at the mighty "Codebreaker".
(P) (C) XL Recordings Ltd. 2000 TNXLCDM007

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 634904000721
  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 00072 1

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TNXLEP007PR Andy Votel Styles Of The Unexpected(10", MiniAlbum, W/Lbl, Promo) Twisted Nerve, XL Recordings TNXLEP007PR UK 2000 Sell This Version
8506412 Andy Votel Styles Of The Unexpected(CD, MiniAlbum) Twisted Nerve, XL Recordings 8506412 France 2000 Sell This Version
TNXLCDM007PR Andy Votel Styles Of The Unexpected(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) Twisted Nerve, XL Recordings TNXLCDM007PR UK 2000 Sell This Version
TNXL EP007, TNXL EP1007 Andy Votel Styles Of The Unexpected(10", MiniAlbum) Twisted Nerve, XL Recordings TNXL EP007, TNXL EP1007 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TFCK 87233 Andy Votel Styles Of The Unexpected(CD, MiniAlbum, wit) Toy's Factory TFCK 87233 Japan 2000 Sell This Version

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deejsasqui

deejsasqui

February 11, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

This is one of the most pleasant half hours of music I have stumbled upon. While primarily a downtempo album, influences of hip-hop (tracks 1 & 4), brit pop (tracks 3 & 7), 1960s twee pop (track 2), and even blues (track 4) seep through, accompanied by the wandering hum of a GoPed an a slightly ominous tone. A lovely EP, with the 2nd and 3rd songs being the ones that catch my ear the most.

Jane Weaver's vocals, too young sounding to be completely sultry, bring to mind a dated lounge where the band in the corner does more for the atmosphere than the smokey wood paneling.

While the title of the third track would seem fitting of a car chase around the English countryside, it starts with oddly placed electronic sounds and a meloncholy piano, sounding as if it is in a large room, played by a lonely musician. Then it picks up with guitars and drums, cymbals charging ahead into a strummed harp and a synth, only to fall back to the meloncholy piano and electronics. This pattern repeats a couple times, not feeling repetitive at all. I'm just confused about the electronic bleepings and bloopings.

The rest of the tracks are lovely, and in no way inferior pieces of music. For whatever reason, those tracks caught me in ways the others didn't. The guest appearance of labelmate Alfie's lead singer, Lee Gorton (who does sound a tad like a mopey Thom Yorke here), doesn't add too much to that particular track, but is of some interest.