• asteroid no. 4 An Amazing Dream (CD, £9.95)

    label: rainbow quartz

    This album is a return of sorts to the tremolo-driven, echoing space rock of the Philadelphia band's debut, 'Introducing The Asteroid No. 4', leavened with a few of the freakbeat hooks of its follow-up, the Carnaby Street-obsessed 'King Richard's Collectibles'. In fact, with its mixture of lulling psychedelia, complex and jangly guitar parts and low-key tunefulness, much of 'An Amazing Dream' sounds startlingly like the mid-'80s work of Australian college rockers The Church, a connection the band makes explicit with a faithful cover of the Steve Kilbey-penned 'To Be In Your Eyes' (from 'The Blurred Crusade').

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