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My Bloody Valentine
Blissed-out. Euphoric. Gauzy, amor-
phous, ethereal. Aural perfection.
How does one define the undefinable?
Any attempt at precise
description of the
album, the band, or its
sound would quickly
turn to such free-
associational drivel. As
part of Britain's latest
(along with Slowdive, Ride, Swervedriver,
etc.), My Bloody Valentine has scored a
perfect 10 with this dreamy, blurry, bold
vision of the way atmospheric music should
be. Like shooting up without the risk. Like
wading through gelatin. Like nothing
you've ever heard.
Waif-like, breathy vocals float innocently
over muddy, shapeless-yet-coherent guitars.
Reverb, tremolo and feedback swarm over
understated drums and consistent bass to
produce a cloudy, neo-psychedelic, fluent
wall of sound.
Lovelessis a masterpiece of languid energy,
disembodied substance, shapeless shape...
an abstract, surreal portrait of coexisting
tumult and composure.
My Bloody Valentine: safer than heroin,
more fun to wade through than gelatin,
more Blissed-out than a spacey flower child,
and certainly better than the movie.u
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The Cowboy Junkies
In the universe of the Cowboy Junkies,
mood is everything. Their fourth album,
Black-Eyed Man, cashes in on the band's early
promise by delivering more of the same
ethereal textures and quite nuances. The
Cowboy Junkies may not be the greatest
songwriters, but they do know how to
generate an atmosphere.
While Black-Eyed Man is nothing new or
groundbreaking, the Cowboy Junkies have
consistently refined what they do best. Their
brand of "country rock meets the blues" has
more than its fair share of authentic sorrow
rattling inside. Margo Timmins heightens
the solemn flavor of the Cowboy Junkies'
sound with her soft-spoken vocals. The voice
of this former legal secretary-turned-singer
breaks your heart with a simple turn of
phrase, defining the band's sentiments.
The only problem with the Cowboy Junkies
is they've never both-
ered to experimentwith
other musical idioms.
Hopefully, this remark-
able band isn't content
to stay inside the com-
fortable cage they've
built for themselves.
The Trinity Session is still their best album
and is a much better bet for the uninitiated.
That collection of poignant songs has set the
standard against which all their future work
will be measured. But for those already
acquainted with the Cowboy Junkies, Black-
Eyed Man is a pleasant return to form. u Neil
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U2, R.E.M., Talking Heads...
Until the End of the World
After listening to the gloomy soundtrack
to "Until the End of the World," listeners
likely will think: 1) in the film somebody's
family was killed in a fire; 2) it's a rock opera
about vampires; or 3) it's directed by Wim
Wenders. The latter, and critically
acclaimed director of "Wings of Desire,"
assembles a virtual who's who of college
music to create the worst nightmare of the
Partridge Family: a calm, "Come on, Get
Depressed" menagerie of tunes from artists
as diverse as R.E.M., U2 and Julie Cruise.
It's not surprising
that acts like Depeche un dOIthahEdfhworld
Mode or Lou Reed can
produce dreary, dark-
ening mood music. But
the success of songs
like "Move With Me"
by Neneh Cherry and
"Sax and Violins" by the Talking Heads turn
this mere concept album into a truly unique
Nick Cave and Bad Seeds, Wender
soundtrack regulars, turn in "Until the End
of the World," a Pogues-ish sobering revelry,
while Jane Siberry and k.d. Lang are busy
"Calling All Angels," which is kind of like
the Book of Love with a folk guitar. But
don't be surprised if your favorites turn out
to be Graeme Revell and David Darling's
mysterious and short instrumentals - very
sobering stuff, indeed. Gregory Young,
The Maneater, U. of Missouri
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ground in the abortion debate during the
campaign, the Supreme Court will thrust
the issue to the forefront this term when
they review abortion restrictions in Casey v.
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consent and husband notification
regulations in Casey to chip away at
abortion rights - as it has done since Reagan
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