MP3 The Shadow Kabinet - Smiling Worlds Apart
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19 MP3 Songs in this album (62:42) !
Related styles: ROCK: Psychedelic, POP: 60's Pop
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A NEW ALBUM FROM THE SHADOW KABINET
âSMILING WORLDS APARTâ
In the beginning there was HARK!
And the people harkened and it was melodic and good.
Now The Shadow Kabinet have reconvened for their latest sonic adventure, Smiling Worlds Apart, confirming Steve Somersetâs position as one of the keepers of the flame of melodic guitar pop.
Smiling Worlds Apart features 19 original songs, all written, performed, arranged and produced by Steve Somerset. From the Helter Skelter mayhem of the title track to the English psychedelic whimsy of âJust As Lost As Meâ this is music that owes as much to Salvador Dali as it does to the Beatles.
âIf thereâs a manifesto for the Shadow Kabinet it can be summed up in just one word: melody,â says Steve. And thereâs no shortage of great melodies on this album. Taking his cue from the great writers of the Golden Age of Pop, like Ray Davies, David Bowie, Lennon and McCartney, Steve creates music that is at once familiar and yet original and innovative.
âIâm a huge fan of the three and half minute pop song,â says Steve. âVariety is important too. I think there is definitely a âShadow Kabinet soundâ but it encompasses a wide variety of styles.â
Donât just take Steveâs word for it. Hereâs what XTCâs Dave Gregory says about the album
"The Shadow Kabinet's best ... a scenic, colour drenched trip across Steve Somerset's dreamy universe... all aboard!"
Thereâs a sense of fun here too with songs like âBad Hair Dayâ and âTabla Motownâ, while songs like âWhen Winter Comes To Englandâ convey a poignant yearning for days gone by.
So sit back, place your ears twenty-four inches apart and enjoy a journey in Shadowphonic Stereo Sound through some of the grooviest tunes to massage your ears in this or any other year.
Praise for HARK! the debut album from The Shadow Kabinet:
"The Shadow Kabinet is one-man outfit Steve Somerset who does everything on his Hark! CD. The title track opens the disc and comes across like a post-Floyd Syd to some extent. âShadows On A Foggy Dayâ is a slightly baroque pop number whilst âSave Meâ is a light, melodic plea for elevation from the throng and hum of the urban everyday. Light, well written and melodically styled pop vignettes make this a perfect end of the day soundscape." - Shindig Magazine
"Somerset! The great trash alchemist, the man with the rock ânâ roll gazetteer in his pocket, the entire youth culture roadmap in his head, trailing melody in his wake like a faint perfumed mist... his ragged juvenile lead tones, as ineffably English as country lanes and the sort of Sunday teas nobody eats any more." - Mark Hudson Music Critic for The Daily Telegraph.
Hark! is a great disc, full of variety, plenty of sounds to sooth the soul of the sixties and seventies fan. Wonderful vocals and songs throughout. Iâm in love with âIâd Rather Be Out in the Rainâ: love the backgrounds, love the harmonies. Intoxicating melody. âThe Laugh Was On Lazarusâ is beautiful with a wonderful melody. " - Alan Haber, Pure Pop, WEBR Virginia
'I love my old soul. Other music rarely moves me. But the psychedelic pop of Hark! (carnival weirdness, jangly melancholiaâ¦ Bit Bunnymen, bit Beatles) I like. A lot. And considering The Shadow Kabinet are not dead, black or American, thatâs really saying something - Bibi Lynch TV Presenter
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