Capitol K ‎– Sounds Of The Empire

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Planet Mu ‎– ZIQ008CD
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Tracklist

1 Song For Banana 8:01
2 Little Submarine 3:37
3 Janome Home 4:28
4 Doe (My Pooter Sings) 3:35
5 People 5:18
6 Lagoon 4:11
7 Song For Belgium 4:47
8 Jump Off The Box 4:35
9 Sounds Of The Empire 4:32
10 Cosmonaut 6:34

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℗ 1999 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
© 1999 Planet Mu Records Ltd.
Made In England.

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  • Barcode: 5 036706 000131
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): D4114 ZIQ008CD
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L123

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scoundrel

scoundrel

November 27, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

Clattering, chaotic music from Capitol K on his album SOUNDS OF THE EMPIRE. From the dense and winding “Song for Banana” to the weird folk-jazz of “Janome Home” or “Lagoon,” there’s no lack of ideas here. “Doe (My Pooter Sings)” takes a more melodic tack, and “People,” with its background of church bells, gives way to a symphony of feedback and percussion. And given the twinkling prettiness of “Song for Belgium,” one can only assume that the Belgians treated them well. The title track takes a sample of a Chinese melody and pours on the distortion and drums before going didgeridoo on it. The final track, “Cosmonaut,” seems to embody the schizophrenia inherent to the album: a guitar riff backed by beats, then devolving into squeals of noise. Though you have to love Capitol K’s kitchen sink approach, it still remains an uneven way of doing things.