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Most recent release, Voyage of Demeter (soundtrack, 2004); most recent release of non-soundtrack material, Transmitter (2002)
Meandering style like Godspeed You Black Emperor!. I hear a lot of Heather Nova, with tiny aural glimpses of Lida Husik, Kate Bush, Kym Brown. (damon)
In the letter with their submission to the Guide, they list some very ectophilic influences such as Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel. While i hear little of these stylistically (though i don't know Radiohead well and so can't comment there specifically), their music does sound like something an ectophile might produce given the chance. This is, of course, high praise. I do hear very occasional surfacings of Kate Bush, and also occasional bits of Lida Husik and Kym Brown. Overall i think they sound a bit like Heather Nova, but with a meandering style closer to Godspeed You Black Emperor!.
Recommended first album:
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When i first heard the opening track, "Lilith", i immediately thought of Kym Brown. Then later i listened to Pygmalion again and the comparison was gone. I'm not sure where it came from, and i don't hear it any longer, but i thought i'd mention it anyway in case my first impression did have some validity. The second track, "Chaser", still sounds vaguely like Lida Husik in voice and style to me. The rest of the album sounds distinctly their own, with a bit of Kate Bush (voice and theme, and something in the bass line) surfacing in "signals", and a closing track ("Sundering Sea") that sounds a little like something off Sarah Brightman's Dive to me, though that's probably mostly thematic correlation, and the inevitable way that songs about the sea make you feel.
Thanks to damon for work on this entry.
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