Joy Electric - Old Wives Tales Audio Samples Available

Old Wives Tales by Joy Electric

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
Tags: Dance/Electronic, CD, EP
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  1. 1. The Cobbler
  2. 2. And It Feels Like Old Times
  3. 3. Burgundy Years (remix)
  4. 4. Old Wives Tales
  5. 5. Marigoldeness
  6. 6. The Golden Age
  7. 7. Candycane Carriage (Lost In The Forest)
  8. 8. I Beam, You Beam (remix)
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Reviewed by Jon Tulloch

'Old Wives Tales' comes very close to being a really great album. In style it is defiantly retro, remembering the glory days of '80s synthesiser pop with its layers upon layers of undisguised computerisation. The overall effect though is more akin to the dreaminess of the Pet Shop Boys than to the heavy grandeur of Ultravox. Lilting melodies jar with the clinical bleeps and pings of computers, creating a sense of weirdness to match lyrics clearly influenced by the romantic surrealism of the Beatles. Songs like "The Cobbler" and "Candycane Carriage" show that their writer, Ronnie Martin, has got a very special ability to shape a song into a series of patterns without losing its integrity. My only concern with this album is that with only Ronnie and his mixing desk appearing on it, it sounds a bit too much like a demo. It lacks the breadth of production needed to make the songs complete. It may be that this is the intended effect, but I cannot help feeling it does small justice to such great material.

Style: Dance/Electronic
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 3749
Product Format: CD
Content Type: EP
Cat. Code: Tooth & Nail TND1065
Items: 1
Release Date: 1996
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