Express [Expanded]

Express [Expanded]

by Love and RocketsLove and Rockets


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Rich in sonic detail, the neo-psychedelic Express offers a listening experience like no other album -- guitars spiral to dizzying heights from beds of sound, arrangements swirl, songs change and mutate. "Kundalini Express" typifies Love and Rockets' approach, chugging along for several verses before breaking open and ascending into the heavens; Anglo-fied Eastern religious imagery and philosophy predominate lyrically, and in tandem with the psychedelic music, offer an almost quasi-religious experience. John A. Rivers (who also co-produced Love and Rockets' first album) outdoes himself with the sound on this disc, offering a huge, unique canvas for the band to paint its sound on: Crystalline acoustic guitars cut through thick, distorted tones, and the bass is an equal player to the guitars and drums. "Yin and Yang (The Flower Pot Man)" is ecstatically upbeat, offering a propulsive rhythm, flailing guitars, and insistent bass -- a compulsively danceable and bliss-inducing track. "An American Dream," meanwhile, is an anthem of sorts, with distinct sections setting apart the moods of hope, disillusionment, and acceptance.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2002
Label: Beggars Uk - Ada
UPC: 0607618203122
catalogNumber: 82031
Rank: 9652

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Love and Rockets   Primary Artist
Love   Voices
Daniel Ash   Guitar,Saxophone,Vocals
David J   Bass,Vocals
Kevin Haskins   Drums
Alan Baker   Choir Master
James Lowry   Choir, Chorus
Alan Brookes   Choir, Chorus
John A. Rivers   Keyboards
Robert Willey   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Love   Producer,Sleeve Design
Love and Rockets   Composer,Producer,Cover Design
Daniel Ash   Composer,Artwork
David J   Composer,Artwork,Illustrations
Kevin Haskins   Composer,Artwork,Illustrations
Alan Baker   Director
John A. Rivers   Producer
Fin Costello   Tray Photo

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