Friday, March 12, 2004

Chemikal Underground

I've written before about how much I like The Delgados. I've been listening to a lot of their stuff of late, and also to their label mates Arab Strap and Aereogramme.

I'm still amazed at just how much brilliant music can come out of a small place like Scotland. I'm even more amazed that so few people actually know about these artists. Along with Mogwai, Bis (also on Chemikal) and Belle and Sebastian these people are making some of the best music I've heard.

Listening to The Great Eastern again. This album has definately become one of my favourites. It's so deceptively simple.. but if you listen to it a few times there are so many brilliant little details. Also, listening to Hate and Great Eastern back to back makes for an interesting experience.

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