Bailterspace, Strobosphere (2012)
Bailterspace were one of my university bands – the handful of times I saw them while at uni were all mindblowing experiences; revelatory. And then they disappeared. And I wrote a bit about Bailterspace hoping to find fellow fans. And plenty of people came out with their stories of following this band, of listening, of loving. Then there was news of a new album. And then it arrived. I wrote a bit about it here. And then I spent a bit more time with it. I have the LP because it’s a lovely thing to have; the reminder of the band as much as anything. It is missing the bass player (and his bass playing). It is a bit of a trace-around of previous ideas. Sometimes awfully lazy, occasionally showing some remnants of brilliant ideas, consistent with the sound but lacking the fire, the real excitement, the feeling of the band at its best – that feeling that was so obvious across almost every other album and EP. But hey, it’s still a new Bailterspace album. I’m still really happy to have it. And I’m happy they did it. And I’d like to see them live once again.
Sample Track: Things That We Found
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