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August 02, 1995 - Image 10

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10 -The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, August 2, 1995

Continued from page 9
The lines between good and evil are too
cleverly drawn as well. It's no coinci-
dence that the heroine's name is Angela,
also known as "Angel" on her Internet
confer, or that her lone ally is a Dr.
Champion. And Jack Devlin epitomizes
the crafty, ruthless foreigner that makes
his way into many action flicks.
In terms of dialogue, screenwriters
John Brancato and Michael Ferris accom-
plish nothing ground-breaking. At times,
'he dialogue even gets downright flat.


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Two thingssave"IheNe":SandraBul-
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sina cedible,appealing performance as
ela, basicallyreprising herisolated-with- Mercy Rule
art-of-gold role from the smash "While
Were Sleeping."This time though, her Providence
becomes a bad dream instead of a fairy Relativity Records
And with the increasing dependence on "Don't ask me what I believe in/Right
puters andtheskyrocketing popularityof nowit'severything,"shrieks Heidi Ointhe
Intemet, the possible consequences in- titlesong ofMercy Rule's"Providence That
esaudiences more than anything else. statement reveals a lot about Mercy Rule:6
Smarter than the average summer ac- They're the antithesis of bands that whine
film but unexceptional, "The Net" abouthowlittle they believe in. -
res for a good roller-coaster ride. Un- That'ssarefreshing stance.Unfortunately
the ones in the amusement parks, it's "Povidence"failstotralateititomeaning-
y fun the first time around, fullmusic.Bassist/singerOdominatesmost
of it with her acidic growl, a wild, untamed
instrument that either connects emotionally
with the songs or comes off as histrionic.Onp *
the best songs, she rides triumphant tides of
melodyto powerful eff , but"Providence"
goes flat about halfway through with songs .
" thatgrindloudly butmakenoimpact.
" ~Brian Lhignan
Iceland's favorite export chills out at the State
They don't come any cooler than Bork. Maybe it comes from her childhood in
Iceland, maybe it's just innate, but this singer/songwriter is one of the most
'puccino ico"oclastic forces in current pop music. A musician and recording artist since
childhood, Bjork, along with the rest of the Sugarcubes, gained acclaim with their
h French Pastries 1986 debut "Ufe's Too Good." Bork quickly became known for her startling,
i DazsIce Cream sweetly hiccuping voice and her bizarre lyrics and fashion sense. When the 1
Sugarcubes disbanded in 1992, Bjork started writing and recording the songs
that comprise her 1993 album "Debut," one of the finest albums of that year.
inach & Cheese Pies Singles such as "Human Behaviour" and "Big Time Sensuality" received heavy
eIi Sandwiches *rotation on MTV and captured the attention of Beavis and Butt-Head, who
li vnproclaimed Biork a"weird chick." Her new album "Post" expands and elaborates
on the territory of "Debut." A mix of sonic textures that act as a foil for Bjork's
asMsr7180exquisite voice and expressive lyrics, "Post" is perhaps her finest work to date,
including the brilliant songs "isobel," "You've Been Flirting Again" and "Possibly
Maybe." Her eagerly-awaited show at the State Theater rolls into town this
Saturday, Aug. 5. Ambient techno genius the Aphex Twin opens. Doors open at 7
p.m. Call 961-5450 for more information on this coolest of shows.
I Ci would like to recognize the
ses for their generous contribu-
iplay Sales Incentive Program:
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T CyThe Unversity of Michigan
School of Music
Sunday, August 6
Summer Digital Music Ensemble
Bart Polot, director
Synthesizer pieces arranged and performed by music educa-
tion graduate students
7 p.m.; above the School of Music pond, weather permitting,
or in the McIntosh Theatre if it's raining; free
All events are free and wheelchair accessible unless
specified otherwise. For weekly events listings, call
ik Ythe Music Hotline, 763-4726. The School of Music
is located at 1100 Baits Drive, North Campus.

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