Blancmange - Blanc Burn

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Blancmange - Blanc Burn

Postby dare1975 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:25 am

Listening to the new Blancmange album. I am a tad dissapointed that they didn't add at least a little of the Indian influence they always had!

The Western si the only track that features the sound...


Not a bad album and the subject mater on many tracks are ammusing which is good.

Stand out's for me:
The Western
Radio Therapy
Probably Nothing (BRILLLIANT!)
Don't Forget Your Teeth
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Postby Afront » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:11 pm

A quick review:


By The Bus Stop @ Woolies

So the new Blancmange album opens with... wtf? This sounds like a B-side. Is this a comedy record? Will probably always skip this one.

Drive Me
Much better... I like this one.

Ultraviolent
Sorry, but this song's a bit boring.

The Western
Fantastic! It's Blancmange! And synthpoppy! And makes me want to dance! On the ceiling!

Radio Therapy
Wait, sounds like this one should have been called "The Western" instead. And autotune AGAIN. Not too bad a tune though, but really needs to be later on in the album.

Probably Nothing
Was this a Client song? Haha only joking. Pretty good though, suitably synthy. Yeah, I like this one too.

I'm Having A Coffee
With lyrics by Faithless. Rather silly but I'm smiling a bit despite myself.

Don't Let These Days
Hmmm not sure yet. Picks up a bit towards the end. Not too bad.

WDYF
Can't really get into this one at the moment.

Don't Forget Your Teeth
Hah! So it's not only Adrian Longarms that does Blackpooltronica. Strange but fair enough: good tune.

Starfucker
Closing track then. There's that White Town microphone again. It's OK, but I feel like I'm missing a few more Blancmangey songs...
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Postby MemberD » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:51 am

Very *northern* . .Blancmange always did have that kind of "aye it's grim oop north" humour attached to them and they seem to play it up quite a bit in the lyrics.

Sounds like an electro-Artic Monkeys in places.

Cracking live show apparently
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Postby One Man » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:37 am

Live show was great - nothing visually stunning but somehow it was just brilliant.

Ultraviolent takes a few listens but it's just pure class. Could even be a great HL track - I could imagine them doing it.
9/10
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Postby danny and sylvia » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:27 pm

Love the new album,DRIVE ME and THE WESTERN are favs
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Postby Terryhfs » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:38 pm

My favourite album of the year so far (Credo included). If you can't hear the 'Indian Influence' you're not listening to the percussion properly.
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Re: Blancmange - Blanc Burn

Postby cs15 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:10 pm

Boys & Girls this little docu on Blancmange 'You Keep Me Running Round And Round' is well worth a watch.

https://vimeo.com/92785698
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Re: Blancmange - Blanc Burn

Postby Stig Olsen » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:07 pm

cs15 wrote:Boys & Girls this little docu on Blancmange 'You Keep Me Running Round And Round' is well worth a watch.

https://vimeo.com/92785698
Very nice! Really easy to relate/remember the hunt for vinyl stories - I guess it was like that all over the world back then.
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Re: Blancmange - Blanc Burn

Postby cs15 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:29 pm

I really enjoyed it Stig but I would have preferred to have more Blancmange and less of the 'synth heads'. Interesting watch though. The record shop that they all mention called Abbey Discs is where I used to get all my rare League vinyl. I'd walk in and the guy would pull out some League gem from behind the counter that he'd kept hidden for me. I reckon 75% of my League vinyl came from that shop!
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Re: Blancmange - Blanc Burn

Postby Stig Olsen » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:13 pm

I actually liked the interviews - also nice to see Aidan. I'm still a bit dissapointed by the live performance - they could have done that so much grander. I think the sound is very flat and minimal - the music deserves more, I think - also, in my mind Blancmange is including Stephen Luscombe (I know he isn't well, but still).
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Re: Blancmange - Blanc Burn

Postby Pauline » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:58 pm

I remember Blancmange as a decent 80s *hits* band with 2 or 3 songs. I recently saw them play in Sheffield as part of a geeky synth festival (it was only £5, a no brainer!!). Anyway - WOW !! Loved them!! I recognised a couple more songs, they're more synth/dark than I ever expected. Neil Arthur was hilarious, and I have a new CRUSH!!! <3

REALLY pleased that they're supporting the League in Sheffield now :D

Will have to watch this - does it have recent footage?
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Re: Blancmange - Blanc Burn

Postby cs15 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:44 am

Yeah. It's only has recent footage. No 80's ness.
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Re: Blancmange - Blanc Burn

Postby Pauline » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:28 pm

Yesssssss <3 ;)
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