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THE CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT – The Melancholy Death of The Chemistry Experiment (Fortuna Pop!)

Posted: July 12th, 2005, by Simon Minter

This initially comes across as a mellow, gentle album; ever-so-slightly jazz-infused pop tunes played with finesse and that sense of playful style which comes across in bands like The Auteurs, Arco and Pulp. Indeed, the vocals are ‘very Pulp’ – dry, deep tones delivered knowingly with a cheeky edge. But then! It picks up, augmenting the simplicity of the melodies with subtle electronics and drumbeats, even horns, until all of a sudden songs build up into multilayered Flaming Lips-style swathes of depth and drama. At these points I understand that The Chemistry Experiment have big ideas and vision. I can hear David Axelrod, Scott Walker, sixties crooners… and I like it!

Fortuna Pop!
The Chemistry Experiment

Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


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