* * * * * Bedhead * * * * *

2009-08-27 12:10:41 UTC

Bedhead was an indie rock band active in the 1990s (1991-1998). Their first album, WhatFunLifeWas, is often cited on critics’ lists as one of the best indie albums of the 1990s. Bedhead’s music was generally subdued, with a polyphonic sound based on the interlocking of single-line melodies played by three electric guitars and one electric bass guitar (often played with a capo), nearly always using clean (undistorted) tones.

The group’s vocals were often delivered in such a low key manner that they were quite difficult to decipher. This unusual sound was dubbed by some critics as “slo-core,” referring to the slow tempos of many of the band’s songs, a label to which band members objected in interviews.

In reality, many of the group’s songs do not remain slow and quiet throughout, instead beginning very slowly and quietly and gradually building in intensity and volume. Bedhead also experimented with unusual time signatures, with some songs in 6/8 or 3/4 meter.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you haven't got "Bedhead" which I seriously doubt, then by all means go ahead. Probably one of the best slow-core / Down-tempo band I came across after [ Sophia ]. Fans of [ American Chamber Music ] ~ [ Swell ] ~ [ Picastro ] ~ [ Clogs ] ~ [ Grand Savoy ] and the likes should enjoy " Bedhead " thoroughly. "

< < < < < < < < < [ MySpace ] | [ Last.fm ] ]. > > > > > > > > > >

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - What Fun Life Was Release Date - 1994 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 01 Liferaft 4:40 02 Haywire 4:12 03 Bedside Table 4:44 04 The Unpredictable Landlord 4:20 05 Crushing 3:51 06 Unfinished 4:32 07 Powder 7:04 08 Foaming Love 4:14 09 To the Ground 2:58 10 Living Well 4:24 11 Wind Down 3:32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - What Fun Life Was -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead Artist - Bedhead Album - Bedheaded Release Date - 1996 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 01 Beheaded 4:43 02 The Rest of the Day 6:19 03 Left Behind 3:47 04 What's Missing 3:49 05 Smoke 2:44 06 Burned Out 3:57 07 Roman Candle 4:29 08 Withdraw 4:23 09 Felo de Se 3:09 10 Lares and Penates 3:52 11 Losing Memories 2:58 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - Bedheaded -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - Transaction de Novo Release Date - 1998 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 1 Exhume 4:18 2 More Than ever 4:18 3 Parade 4:49 4 Half-Thought 3:33 5 Extramundane 3:04 6 Forgetting 3:40 7 Lepidoptera 3:03 8 Psychosomatica 3:16 9 The Present 6:59 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - Transaction de Novo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - The Dark Ages Release Date - 1996 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 1 The Dark Ages 5:01 2 Inhume 6:05 3 Any Life 3:20 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - The Dark Ages -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - Bedhead Release Date - 1994 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist 1 Heiszahobit 4:16 2 Dead Language 5:25 3 What I'm Here For 4:31 4 Disorder 4:58 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - Bedhead -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Bedhead Album - Lepidoptera Release Date - 1998 Genre - Indie, Lo-fi, Lo-core/Medio-core, Post-rock, Slow-core Tracklist A Lepidoptera 3:04 B Leper 5:12 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bedhead - Lepidoptera -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Natural Snow Building ~ Swell ~ Idaho ~ Sophia ~ American Chamber Music -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Recommended for musicians:

      Freemake Audio Converter

Review for 52 by Orellana

Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.

READ MORE

New album Land of Evergone by Ali Murray

Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.

READ MORE

 

© 2016 - The Sirens Sound