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Two Golden Microphones

- Tune time machine
- Landed at granmas'
- Woolen numbness of anaesthesia
- Yagga Blues
- Livin' fear of James Last
- Space funk with springs
- Easy Snapping
- Home is where the heart is
- Monument to Perez Prado
- Approaching Darkness fish
- Darkness fish
- The standard table of daddy

Probably Nurses most accessible album along with Rock and roll station, the heavy use of sequenced beats and rhythms and a lot less of the scratchy noise marks this out as one of the bands most electronic sounding releases. A lot less repetitive than rock and roll station despite many of the songs being based around the same rhythm track. The album is designed to be listened to as a whole with all the tracks merging into each other. This album also highlights one of the bands most characteristic traits, the contrast between humour and darkness. There’s a lot of humour in this album, but also a distinct sense of dread and warped reality. The first couple of tracks being a good example of this.

Tune time machine begins with a short piece of prose by Davide Meroni before spacey drones and weird guitar plucking flits around your ears, sea gulls, voices and a bizarre mutated sample of The whos song, Generation begin the album before a creaking door closes behind you and the weirdness begins. It would be too hard to describe each song on its own, there so much going on in each. Throughout the album the songs are accompanied by Davide Meroni who reads out the surrealist prose.

One of the really cool aspects of this album is the fact the lyrics are all taken from a document on the bands website called the exquisite corpse, where visitors can leave their own surrealistic prose. It often seems that the album is trying to soundtrack these strange snippets of often hilarious text. The production on the album is superb the best the band have ever achieved in my opinion. Stand out tracks include the ethnic beat led Yagga blues, the amusing space funk with springs, with the little dancing spring, and home is where the heart is.

It is really difficult to pick out individual tracks, since it works best as a whole, crazy, carnivalesk dream. As mentioned there are flashes of the bands darker side, ominous cries from the dark ambience in many of the songs, the twangy guitar on monument to Perez Prado, or the often dissonant drones that accompany most of the songs. Deffinatly one of the best modern Nurse albums, and one that marked the end of their experiments in rhythms.