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.
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.
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