Lines, The / Flood Bank
Album:Flood Bank Collection:General
Artist:Lines, The Added:Nov 2008
Label:Acute Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-01-18 Pull Date:2009-03-22 
Week Ending:Mar 22Mar 15Mar 1Feb 22Feb 15Feb 8Feb 1Jan 25

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 21, 2010:The DJ Never Has It
The Landing
4.Apr 14, 2009:Indie Flavored Kool-Aid
The Landing
2.Jul 01, 2009:Signal to Noise
The Landing
5.Mar 29, 2009:Music to Make Babies To
3.Apr 21, 2009:Indie Flavored Kool-Aid
Come Home
6.Mar 18, 2009:On The Warpath
Come Home

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-11 
Holy shit, excellent reissue of this little know British post-punk band. Clangy, angular guitars, a discoish rhythm section, ghostly keyboards and a pretty dark feeling overall. As wire magazine puts it, these guys sound like “a certain ratio with tunes”. Sounds a bit industrial at times too, while their love of krautrock and dub is also pretty apparent. Highly recommended! Play with A Certain Ratio, Joy Division, The Sound, Durutti Column and be sure to check their other reissue (Memory Span) that was on the a-file recently.

Picks: 1,2,5,7,10,13 *** No FCCs detected ***

*1. wow! dark, atmospheric, krautrocky, industrial
*2. certain ratio style, dark disco
3. midtempo, funky
4. a post punk ballad? nice though
*5. faster, more experimental, weird humming voice
6. crazier than 5, kind of dissonant.
*7. more upbeat, danceable
8. dark, sinister, ominous...
9. spooky, bauhaus-like
*10. wow, crazy horns... very menacing and slow, like a horror film soundtrack
11. more upbeat, disco-punk, like Josef K
12. slow, mellow, almost poppy
*13. pulsing rhythm alternated with disco-punk
14. slower, dreamier, distant melody
*15. very atmospheric, darkly warm melody
16. weird, insect sounding, experimental

Track Listing
1.Come Home 9.The Landing
2.Stripe 10.The Gate
3.Airlift 11.Have A Heart
4.Blow A Kiss 12.No Hiding
5.Instincticide 13.Flood Bank
6.Bucket Brigade 14.Fury
7.Tunnel Party 15.Ultramarine
8.Ursa Major 16.Disenchanted