Another Fine Day ‎– Salvage

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657036 3004-2 Another Fine Day Salvage(CD, Album, Dig) Six Degrees Records 657036 3004-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
PRCD 3004-2 Another Fine Day Salvage(CD, Album, Promo) Six Degrees Records PRCD 3004-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
657036 3004-2 Another Fine Day Salvage(CD, Album, Promo, Dig) Six Degrees Records 657036 3004-2 US 2000 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

July 11, 2016
referencing Salvage, CD, Album, Dig, 657036 3004-2

Another Fine Day follows up his classic LIFE BEFORE LAND with SALVAGE, which starts with a bucolic, gurgling version of "Scarborough Fair," the melody provided by a wavering fiddle, whereas "Twisted Standards" brings in a jazzy blues feel to its bouncy piano-and-kalimba concoction. The kalimbas reappear in "Cutting Branches," which leans on its African-inspired breaks to stand in contrast to the floating, beatless "Lost In Space." "Urban Fox" has a dusty Western feel, despite the kalimba and didgeridoo, while "In 5" ventures deeper into the Indian subcontinent. Perhaps the track "Irish in China" sums up the album's aesthetic best: it's a melding of various musical cultures, and the results are quite lovely to listen to. "Malcolm's Loop" takes the album out on a gentle guitar plucking, accompanied by some piano. While it doesn't quite hit the blissful heights as LIFE BEFORE LAND, it does salvage Another Fine Day's reputation.
anotherfineday

anotherfineday

December 15, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Salvage, CD, Album, Dig, 657036 3004-2

sale-o-boy has a point- Life Before Land is a better album- but Salvage isn't quite so so bad as that ! An interesting attempt to bring acoustic instruments into an electronic genre, it offers a good deal more imagination and experimentation than the usual run of tedious ambient electronica, (that's basically just a boring beat and a boring pad)... some of this album works really well, it's main faults being inconsistency and a lack of overall direction- still, the name says it all- this isn't supposed to be a main statement of intent- it's an album of one-off experimental tracks pursuing their own logic, more "Pet Sounds" than a singles collection...and well worth having a listen to, if you're bored of the usual (aren't you ? I know I am...)

August 17, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Salvage, CD, Album, Dig, 657036 3004-2
Very boring a hippy release compared to their BEYOND album. The violin and (mouth)accordion gives me the creeps ... Food for new age lovers, mermaids or menopaused humans. A very mellow (overacted) album suitable for lousy Walt Disney movies only.