Comes with a Smile # webexclusives
news | current issue | back issues | the songs | interviews | reviews
images | web exclusives | top 10 | history | search
search

April 2006 / October 2005 / February-April 2005 / November-December 2004 / July 2004 / March-April 2004 / November-December 2003 / June-July 2003 / March-April 2003 / January-February 2003 / December 2002 / November 2002 / August 2002 / May-June 2002 / November 2001 / October 2001 / June-July 2001 / all web exclusives / search

Piano Magic | Speed The Road, Rush The Lights (Green Ufos)
The latest from Glen Johnson's ever-eclectic, label-hopping, free-floating collective, 'Speed The Road, Rush The Lights' is a sumptuous three track single. The lead-song is an ode to unrequited love not far removed from some of Nick Cave's recent work, complete with gorgeous New Order-esque keyboard lines and a suitably dashing finale. Paulette is a tiny instrumental, the pause before Luxembourg Gardens slides into life. A brooding, slow-burning tune where Johnson's own vocals fight for air with Angele David-Guillou's exquisite murmurs, it's drenched in an engrossing twilight melancholy. 4AD's loss is clearly Green Ufos gain.

Ian Fletcher
June-July 2003

back