Entrance High Rise
[B]'Entrance High Rise'[/B] is a record made by the children of [B]The Stone Roses[/B] that sounds like [B]The Stone Roses[/B]...More on
The latest culprits are Liverpool's Orange Can. Based around the Aslett brothers, James and Jason, they're signed to The Beta Band's label and have already released a meandering five-track folk-dub-hippy-crossover EP called 'The Engine Room'. And now they've been allowed to make a whole album.
'Entrance High Rise' is a record made by the children of The Stone Roses that sounds like The Stone Roses. It lasts for 60 minutes, but should have been condensed into half that time. Who knows? If they'd spent less time on the atmospherics (steam engines, static, bird sound, backwards guitars, I mean, [I]please[/I]), maybe they could even have fitted in some more actual songs.
The first track 'High Rise' lasts for ten minutes and sounds like you're flicking a radio dial between The Orb, The Eagles and the Roses. The last, 'We Love You', lasts for 15 minutes and sounds like you're in Steve Hillage's brain. In between, Orange Can offer us a smorgasbord of ambient, noodling folk. It's stoned, it's eclectic, sometimes it's even quite nice. Unfortunately, it can't be allowed to continue.
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