(INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, THE: Live at Oslo Jazz Festival: CD

May 10, 2007

An exceptional live album from a favorite period of mine from the (I)NC. I’ve listened to Survival Sickness and A New Morning, Changing Weather many times through for years now and the songs still squeeze my heart, from the whispered dissatisfactions of modern living in songs like “Born into a Mess” and “Survival Sickness” to the rebellious dance-a-thons of songs like “Capitalism Stole My Virginity” and “Ever Felt Cheated?” This performance is an especially exuberant rendering of songs from that period, the seductive psychedelic dramas drawn out into intricate riots of sound. The song “Bodyheat,” which I’ve never seen elsewhere, will have you falling back in lust with the (I)NC all over again. If you missed this CD the first time around when it was an import, it is now available through Alternative Tentacles. If you missed seeing them live back then (as I did), pick up this album and relive a time now long gone but—thankfully—well-preserved here.

 –susan (Alternative Tentacles)

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