Tuesday, April 8, 2008


There is something distinct about Slowdive that always leaves me with a certain, unexplainable feeling. For those unaware, Slowdive is an obscure, underrated UK band that has often been compared to Dead Can Dance and This Mortal Coil. They've released stuff on the lovely 4-AD label as well as Creation UK so it's easy to see why they are compared to the bands mentioned. They create a wall of sound that wraps you up and never let's down. I've loved their stuff since my days of DJing at Mass and The Church and have managed to obtain most of their records, but this particular track called Avalyn off the album 'Just for a day' is my all time favorite. A perfect tune for rainy days or dark mornings, it's one of those songs that can't be explained, just felt. Feel for yourself here.