It's just a music blog from an occasional music fan. This blog doesn't target a specific music genre but my preferences lead me more to music gravitating around Garage Rock. But that means many different genres mixes like with Psychedelic, Post Punk, Punk, Country, Pop and many more. I also like some other genres of music like Rock, Psychedelic, tempered Experimental, Post Punk and Art Rock.

Also it's just a personal blog and sometimes I'll post some comments about some... mainstream albums too. Not that it will bring anything to the billions of posts or reviews already written about such album, but just because it's a blog about music I like a lot and I just want share it, or at least share it potentially ... lost in the world wide web but ready to be shared. :-D

I make the blog in English despite I don't write well in that language because I believe it will be easier for international users. So I apologize to English speaking users.


The word is garage three times, or two times, or even once.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Rainbow Gun Show - Not Quite A Butterfly (Self Release, 2012) & Cinderella Sizzle 7″ (Hozac, 2013)


This is an album, Not Quite A Butterfly, for now only released in digital on bandcamp,  and a single 7" vinyl extracted from this album and released in two versions by Hozac, you can get the 7" vinyls at Hozac label here.

This album is like something that couldn't exist anymore, and so great. It's pure Pop, a genre that I'm not fan of since a long time, but each time I listen it I have a big smile on my face from beginning to ending. It's the third album of the group but with this album the group makes an enormous step forward.

With seven tracks and a duration close to 25' it's almost an album. But in fact, some tracks like "The Strange Age" include the material of three tracks if not more. So for its quantity of creativity, quality and fun, it's a big album. :-) It's a very varied Pop on the tracks of Beach Boys and Beatles, not less, but it's incredible that, despite those too well-known references, it can sound so fresh and so new, it's staggering. This aspect, both refreshing and new, comes especially from a big work on the sounds which transfigures the music.

Beatles at their time was used to work on sounds, and also on the ambivalence, sweet versus salty. For an example of work on sounds during Beatles time I could also quote The Monks great first album released in 1966, Black Monk Time. But in term of music style, the mainstream references I used above are much more pertinent. On this Rainbow Gun Show album the work on sounds is widely amplified thanks to the tools which are now available. At Beatles time pure work on sounds was an important element to build a mood, reinforce a style or add spice to a track. But now, at least like on this album (and some others), it becomes an integral part of the composition of the tracks. And the games between sweet and salty are quite amplified on this contemporary album, this is necessary for very blasé contemporary ears.

You can listen the album on bandcamp here. It's not a free download but the minimum price is only 1$. Or you can preview it here but at a quality only a bit better than standard streaming, and be fair, if you like dig it, support the artists and don't forget to buy the album.

To support the artists you can buy the 7" vinyl singles at Hozac label. You can also buy the digital album on bandcamp at the price you want with a minimum of 1$ only.

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