Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dolphin | Youth


Reupped because I promised I would.

Ever since I stumbled onto this video for Dolphin's "Without Us":

   

I've kept my eye out for the album it came from, imagining it was, at bare minimum, listenable. When I found a copy online late last year, I filed it away, waiting to give it a fair hearing. And promptly forgot about it. 

Maybe it was seeing a copy of Peter Hook's book on Joy Division in a bookstore I popped into on the way home after work this evening, but something nudged this album back into my consciousness. Once at home I searched for it in my computer; when I found it, I popped open a Six Point and spent the next hour letting the Dolphin wash its post-punk waves of tuna-safe Dolphin-y goodness over me. And realizing that you really, really had to hear it.

Youth, or Yunost, is Dolphin's sixth studio album, released in 2007. I realize that you and I don't know each other all that well, but ... I think you're going to like it.

Postscript: I love this album so much that, when I found a physical copy of it in an Astoria thrift shop recently, I shelled out for it so I could while away evening after evening "grooving on the cover" while listening to it. Seriously.

5 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

cool! thanks!

Holly said...

Thank you, Gary!
And how is Hook's book?

Gary said...

Hope you gals like it!

Holly, I didn't buy Hook's book, just saw it and flipped through it a bit. It's a beautifully made book -- much more so than most on rock music. I might pick it up at some point, though ...

Craftypants Carol said...

i haven't listened to the album yet - but i've watched that video at least 10 times now. it's totally hypnotic! both the music and the images in the video.

Gary said...

I love that video, too, Carol!