Who buys this stuff??
Well, I suppose the answer to that question is me. I may have bought this one,
but I wont be buying any more of their albums. Its a bizarre mix of dreamy instrumental music,
plinky-plinky synths and (sometimes) a trance-like baseline. Male vocals are deep and whispery;
female vocals sound a bit like a flying saucer sound effect from an Ed Wood film!
Its not unpleasant. But... whats the point?
The strange thing is that I bought the album on the strength of their live act.
live sound is pretty good. Electronic certainly, but thats no bad thing. They have an
updated-80s sort of sound. They wore sunglasses on stage! They were pretty good!
What amazes me is that this band have been going for nearly twenty years. The Jeopardy Maze
sounds like the feeble first album of a bedroom band. The
Cheeky Monkey catalogue says that
this band... are huge in Europe, but still underexposed in the UK. Hmmm.