Thursday, December 06, 2007


In a refreshing change from thir usual brand of spiky post-punk or anthemic stadium-rock, Simple Minds, at the end of the 1990s, began embarking on an electronica-based path, turning out numbers that relied more on meticulous synth patterns and precise drum programming than raw guitar pyrotechnics and crashing percussion work. A good example of this newfound direction is evident on the coolly paced "Dolphins", which utilised an atmospheric, Blue Nile-informed groove to engender a cinematic, ambient-blues epic about the general meaningless of existence. Check out a nicely constructed montage of the band's line-up throughout their long career, set to this remarkable tone poem, right here.


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