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Sunday, June 24, 2007
Will Our Children Thank Us (various artists)

I hate it when they don't use the interrogation mark! Anyways, I should quit my philological rant and get down to writing a little review.

The story behind this compilation:

Leeds, winter of 1998. My classmate, Carl, invites me to a live gig of a band in which his cousin plays bass. The band is called Billy Mahonie. I never made that gig actually but the next day, at Carl's place, we were listening to a demo CD by Billy Mahonie when I suddenly started moaning about not being able to go and see such an incredible band. And incredible they were, since they played a kind of simple but really exciting instrumental math rock (if you're not familiar with the term, don't worry, terms and "tags" are useless anyway). A few months later, in 1999, Carl popped around for coffee one day and brought Will Our Children Thank Us with him, to listen to the Billy Mahonie track that was included in the compilation. For some strange reason, the particular compilation stayed with me, and it's been with me for 9 years now (Carl, if you're reading this, send me a message!!!).

Will Our Children Thank Us is dedicated to the British instrumental pop music that emerged in the form of countless bands in the mid-90s. Some of the bands featured in the compilation are still alive and kickin' today (Billy Mahonie, Appliance, Novak, Piano Magic). The tracks range from post-rock to electronica and dark-ambient, although I must say that they aren't easy to pigeonhole (which is good). My favourite ones are those from Electric Sound Of Joy, Appliance and Billy Mahonie, but the rest of the tracks are also really worth listening to.

It is a strange but enjoyable compilation and Foundry Recordings are responsible for it. It's worth dropping a visit to their page. You can also read a more detailed review of the compilation here.


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  • At March 16, 2009 at 2:47 AM, Blogger QR9P2

    Would you mind re-uploading this please? It seems the file is no longer available and I've been looking for this for a while now. Thanks.