Monday, 5 May 2008

Dream On

A spot of trippy, bleepy early-nineties-vintage Lilac Time today, with, for me, one of Stephen Duffy and co's finest, Dreaming. I remember being quite taken aback when I first heard this track, as all their singles I'd heard up until that point had been pleasantly enjoyable folk-pop, as you might expect from a band who'd taken their name from an old Nick Drake lyric. But Dreaming had more in common sonically with turn-of-the-nineties electronic acts such as Electribe 101 and The Beloved than any ill-starred folk troubadors from two decades earlier. I ended up loving Dreaming just the same though. Fantastic track.

The Lilac Time - Dreaming (edit) mp3 (available for 7 days)

In related news, it seems The Lilac Time are still very much an entity, and still recording! Which is news to me, if not necessarily you (I'm notoriously slack at keeping up with favourite bands of old). I learn from Wikipedia that a new album, The Runout Groove, was released last autumn, and the band's entire back catalogue is now available to buy on CD or download here. Looks like I've got some catching up to do.


I Am Not The Beatles said...

I agree, it's a lovely song innit.
That's on the only Lilac Time album I own - and each time I play it
I always think 'Hmmm... I really should buy some more', then never quite get around to doing it.

Do you know all about his silly Dr Calclus stuff ? That's much fun. I had no idea 'twas him, but then I Am A Bit Thick Sometimes.


Kippers said...

No, I hadn't heard about the Dr Calculus thing before, but as sure as eggs is cocaine I have now! ;)

kurt said...

Yeah! Stephen Duffy is a pop genius! Way underrated dude.
Also recommended solo stuff like 'I Love My Friends' & "Music In Colours".