Early Years, The / Early Years, The
Album: Early Years, The   Collection:General
Artist:Early Years, The   Added:Feb 2007
Label:Beggars Banquet  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-07-29 Pull Date: 2007-09-30
Week Ending: Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16 Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 09, 2007: Time Traveler
All Ones And Zeros
4. Sep 11, 2007: Time Traveler
All Ones And Zeros
2. Sep 25, 2007: Time Traveler
All Ones And Zeros
5. Sep 04, 2007: Time Traveler
All Ones And Zeros
3. Sep 18, 2007: Time Traveler
All Ones And Zeros
6. Aug 30, 2007: Fiction Romance
All Ones And Zeros

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-07-27
Hypnotic, lush rock. UK (and sounds like it!) three-piece that grew out of a solo project (of David Malkinson) in 2004. Male vocals (sometimes in harmony). Songs morph: gentle -- intense; psychedelic -- noisy; etc. Play with The Bats, The Clean, Electrelane, Gravenhurst, Harmonia, Ride, Beautiful New Born Children. Great album! FCC clean. Start with 1, 5, 7.

==> 1. Hypnotic, very Bats-like. Then again, builds in a way that's very Electrelane-like (and, so, is in the direction of Krautrock). Starts with simple, fast guitar arpeggio. Extreme flanging & then slow fade.
2. Minimalist ballad. Starts with slide guitar. False ending, then quiet, then fade.
3. Up-tempo, dancey & hypnotic. Bats-like again. Starts with high-speed solo snare. Instrumental for first minute+. Ends with repeated "simple solution" during fade.
4. Slow (& pretty) psychedelic ballad. Sounds a lot like Richard Butler's self-titled album from last year (& even a bit like Coldplay... you've been warned if you're scared of them). Starts with quiet arpeggio electric guitar. Slow fade.
==> 5. Lush, melodic, romantic harmony ballad. Turns into ambient washes with unintelligible vocals, then intense jazzy ambience. Starts with multi-tracked strummed guitar + drums. Slow fade on tom-tom hits.
6. Meandering, dreamy, psychedelic instrumental. Moments of intensity. Fades up with electronics, then slow drums. Slow fade.
==> 7. High-energy, insistent krautrock with Beta-band-like vox. Intense tremolo noise guitar from start to end. Starts intense. Ends cold.
8. Dreamy, floaty ballad. Lush vocals. Sparse but layered. Starts impressionistic & quiet. Gains in intensity like an Electrelane song. Climaxes, gets quiet again.... picks up pace & intensity again. Slow fade.
9. Short, ambient instrumental. Fades up with ambient washes, and fades into the next track.
10. Lullaby that begins sparse and grows in layers to an epic ballad... somewhere between Doves and Flux A.D. Starts with pretty acoustic guitar arpeggio. Crescendo and then quick fade.

Track Listing
1. All Ones And Zeros   6. Musik Der Frühen Jahre
2. A Little More Drones   7. So Far Gone
3. Don't Ever Change The Way You Feel   8. High Times And Low Lives
4. An Introduction To The Ambient Sounds Of The Early Years   9. Harmonic Interlude
5. Song For Elizabeth   10. This Ain't Happiness