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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Impossible Thrill

posted by on February 12 at 14:05 PM

I’m happy to find Alpha’s Myspace site
…sad to learn that Andy Jenks is no longer a member of the most undervalued Bristol band in the history of the universe. If you have no idea of the what and how of Alpha, check the band’s first three albums: Come From Heaven (1997), The Impossible Thrill (2000), and Stargazing (2003). The first is built on samples; the second is built on live sounds, the third is a synthesis of first two approaches. The end result is a cinema of longing and post-Fordist exhaustion.

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alpha was fantastic, one of those bands that were too late / too early. had they been active during 1994 with trip-hop (for lack of a better term sweeping up) or during ninja tune's second wind (2002-2003, arguably); many more people would know of them.

Posted by cosby | February 12, 2008 2:57 PM

I'm pretty sure one of their songs (firefly) spent a long time on P2P networks as "Music to Fuck To" and was credited to portishead. It's a good song.

Posted by dbell | February 12, 2008 4:12 PM

have you heard the newest album yet?

Posted by donte | February 13, 2008 12:40 AM

no, have you?

Posted by charles mudede | February 13, 2008 7:26 AM

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