Tuesday 15 March 2016

Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia

This sounds like the sort of undergound classic that Melody Maker creamed its jeans over in the early 90s. There's even a song called Ultra Vivid.

Despite their name, Ulrika Spacek are more the children of Stereolab and Mercury Rev than Sissy Spacek and Ulrika Jonsson. They shift into a krautrock groove and stay there until they can go no futher, no better.

There's nothing here quite as remarkable as, say, any song on Galaxie 500's Today - an album I'd put money on they know inside out - but the infectious, druggy haze of  She's A Cult, There's A Little Passing Cloud In You and Strawberry Glue are bold, brilliant statements that they're getting pretty close to their own naroctic, percussive heaven.

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