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My Bloody Valentine

Isn't Anything - 2022 Reissue

    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 retro-classicism, not only did my bloody valentine sound unlike any of their contemporaries, the band achieved the rare feat of sounding like the future.

    With their debut album, ‘isn’t anything’ (originally released in 1988), my bloody valentine revolutionised alternative music and heralded a new 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 a new 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.

    TRACK LISTING

    Soft As Snow (but Warm inside)
    Lose My Breath
    Cupid Come
    (when You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream
    No More Sorry
    All I Need
    Feed Me With Your Kiss
    Sueisfine
    Several Girls Galore
    You Never Should
    Nothing Much To Lose
    I Can See It (but I Can’t Feel it)

    My Bloody Valentine

    M B V - 2021 Reissue

      Finally re-emerging in 2013 after two full decades in relative hiding, their third album m b v is by turns their most experimental record but also their most melodic and immediate; proof real of their unerring desire for re-invention. Continuing to push boundaries of both music and genre, m b v is an album of astonishing music, some of which could lay claim to being of a type never been made before. Otherworldly, intimate and a visceral listen, m b v is a startling and beautiful metamorphosis of what was known of the my bloody valentine sound, pushing the boundaries of genre unlike any other band. The album’s closer, “Wonder 2” is an example of this, seeing Shields meld hypnotic guitar with drum’n’bass to astonishing result.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. She Found Now
      2. Only Tomorrow
      3. Who Sees You
      4. Is This And Yes
      5. If I Am
      6. New You
      7. In Another Way
      8. Nothing Is
      9. Wonder 2

      My Bloody Valentine

      Isn't Anything - 2021 Reissue

        With their debut album, Isn’t Anything (originally released in 1988), my bloody valentine revolutionised alternative music and heralded a new 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 a new 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.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
        2. Lose My Breath
        3. Cupid Come
        4. (When You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream
        5. No More Sorry
        6. All I Need
        7. Feed Me With Your Kiss
        8. Sueisfine
        9. Several Girls Galore
        10. You Never Should
        11. Nothing Much To Lose
        12. I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)

        My Bloody Valentine

        EP's 1988-1991 And Rare Tracks - 2021 Reissue

          EPs 1988-1991 And Rare Tracks compiles the group’s four EPs, wherein many of their devoted fans’ favourite music lies. You Made Me Realise and Feed Me With Your Kiss both preceded the band’s debut album in 1988 in quick succession. In the gap between Isn’t Anything and loveless, the band released two further EPs; Glider (1990) and Tremolo (1991).

          TRACK LISTING

          CD1
          1. You Made Me Realise
          2. Slow
          3. Thorn
          4. Cigarette In Your Bed
          5. Drive It All Over Me
          6. Feed Me With Your Kiss
          7. I Believe
          8. Emptiness Inside
          9. I Need No Trust
          10. Soon
          11. Glider
          12. Don’t Ask Why
          13. Off Your Face

          CD2
          1. To Here Knows When
          2. Swallow
          3. Honey Power
          4. Moon Song
          5. Instrumental No. 2
          6. Instrumental No. 1
          7. Glider (full Length Version)
          8. Sugar
          9. Angel
          10. Good For You
          11. How Do You Do It

          My Bloody Valentine

          Loveless - 2021 Reissue

          The second my bloody valentine album, loveless, was released in 1991. Musically, it took an unexpected leap forwards, standing ahead of anything released at the time. Shields and the band moved further towards a music of pure sensation, creating textures and tones that could be felt as much as heard; with loveless the band created an album that overwhelmed the senses. loveless is widely considered a flawless whole and rightly regarded as a masterpiece; a 1990s equivalent to Pet Sounds, In A Silent Way or Innervisions, a record constructed by exploring the edges of what a recording studio is capable of. It is a record best experienced as a whole, in one sitting - a listening experience like no other and unmatchable in its sonic brevity.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Only Shallow
          2. Loomer
          3. Touched
          4. To Here Knows When
          5. When You Sleep
          6. I Only Said
          7. Come In Alone
          8. Sometimes
          9. Blown A Wish
          10. What You Want
          11. Soon


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