The band seemed to have embraced a quantity over quality mentality here, releasing a double album loaded with equal measures of memorable tracks and utterly forgettable ones. That's not to say any of it is bad, some of it just feels like filler which is a shame because there are enough hits here where they could have easily released a 10-track album of consistently good songs. The second album from . Kane combines the psychedelic pop of the first album with more formalized song structure and an expanded palette of influences. The songs, however, tend to be less memorable without the freewheeling experimentalism of the first album. I" is an ambitious but spotty recording, and its pleasing highs can't buoy its less successful tracks.
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4 tracks · 30 June 1987.
Their faces appeared on the front covers of the British music weekly papers. Kane weren’t just critics’s faves either. Sixty nine, their debut album, topped the independent charts in the summer of 1988.
Kane (sometimes AR Kane or . Kane) was a British musical duo formed in 1986 by Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala. Ayuli is believed to have coined "dream pop" to describe their sound in the late 1980s, which drew on diverse sources such as dub, psychedelia, free jazz, and house. After releasing two early EPs to critical acclaim, . studio album, "i", in which they engaged more overtly with pop, dance and electronic styles. The duo, dismissive of the wildly disparate attempts by journalists to categorize their unique sound, eventually began referring to their music as "dreampop"; the term was widely adopted by music critics thereafter. Like its predecessor, "i" was released to moderate sales figures and topped the independent charts. Also in 1989, Rough Trade released the Pop EP.
Kane have made a classic dream pop album here. Every time I listen to . This is definitely ‘cheesy’ but the phrase certainly isn’t used as a way to put down the album. In other words, this. Kane ever did. That’s not to say the rest of the album is lacking as it certainly isn’t.
|2||A Love From Outer Space||5:08|
|5||What's All This Then?||4:04|
|7||Off Into Space||0:06|
|8||And I Say||2:42|
|13||In A Circle
Written-By – Bill McGee*
Producer – Ray Shulman
|25||Catch My Drift||5:40|
|ROUGH 139||A.R. Kane||"i" (2xLP, Album)||Rough Trade||ROUGH 139||UK||1989|
|ReRoughCD004||A.R. Kane||"i" (CD, Album, RE)||Rough Trade||ReRoughCD004||UK||1999|
|ROUGH 139||A.R. Kane||"i" (2xLP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl)||Rough Trade||ROUGH 139||UK||1989|
|Rough CD139||A.R. Kane||"i" (CD, Album)||Rough Trade||Rough CD139||UK||1989|
|ROUGH C139||A.R. Kane||"i" (Cass, Album)||Rough Trade||ROUGH C139||UK||1989|