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Radiator
     

Radiator

by Super Furry Animals
 

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Using the psychedelicized prog-punk of Fuzzy Logic as a foundation, Super Furry Animals move even further into left field on their second album, Radiator. As before, the group displays a gift for catchy, deceptively complex melodic hooks, but now its songwriting and arrangements are mind-bogglingly intricate and eclectic. Songs boast intertwining

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Using the psychedelicized prog-punk of Fuzzy Logic as a foundation, Super Furry Animals move even further into left field on their second album, Radiator. As before, the group displays a gift for catchy, deceptively complex melodic hooks, but now its songwriting and arrangements are mind-bogglingly intricate and eclectic. Songs boast intertwining melodies and countermelodies, with guitars and keyboards swirling around the vocals. Similarly, the production is dense and heavy with detail, borrowing heavily from prog rock and psychedelic pop, but pieced together with the invention of techno and played with the energy of punk. It's a heady, impressive kaleidoscope of sounds, but what gives Radiator its weight is the way the sonics complement the songwriting. SFA's songs are melodic, accessible, and utterly original -- melodically, they may borrow from '60s pop, but they rearrange the clichés in fresh ways. Also, Gruff Rhys has a fondness for revolutionary politics and the bizarre that helps give Radiator its intoxicating, otherworldly atmosphere, making it one of the few late-'90s albums that sounds inventive, vibrant, and utterly contemporary.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
FLYDADDY RECORDS
UPC:
0787331003428
catalogNumber:
34

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Performance Credits

Super Furry Animals   Primary Artist
Dinah Beamish   Cello
Simon James   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Morrison   Banjo
Sonia Slany   Violin
Martin Smith   Trumpet
Jules Singleton   Violin
Electra Strings   Ensemble
Cian Ciárán   Piano,Vocals,Electronic Sounds,fender rhodes
Andrew Frizell   Trombone,Alto Saxophone
Gorwel Owen   Harpsichord,Sampling,Ebo
Guto Pryce   Bass,Hand Clapping
Gruff Rhys   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Hand Clapping
How Sunford   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Clair Arster   Viola

Technical Credits

Gorwel Owen   Producer,Engineer
Simon Corkin   Artwork
Dave Buchanan   Engineer

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