I Die Cheerleader: Filth By Association (Abstract Sounds) It gets a bit wearing after a while. all this railing. Die Cheerleader, three women who would sooner garotte you than submit to being described as ‘feisty’ and one token male, rage against the machismo. At great length and with blowtorch guitars. The metal press love them because they bite and they break the ‘rock bitch‘ mould. They're the logical extension of the band they grew from sleazy. hardfaced Scots The Hook ’n' Pull Gang. stripped of their swagger and sent on a body-toning course. This debut is actually a compilation of their three (rare) EPs to date, plus two new tracks, one of which ‘Washington DC' - is to all intents and purposes a cover of Jefferson Airplane's ‘Somebody To Love‘, a choice which confirms Grace Slick as Sam lreland’s harsh. hollering vocal inspiration. (Fiona Shepherd)

I Moose: Honey Bee (Play It Again Sam) Following the spectral country strains of last year‘s XYZ, Moose continue to whisper their beautiful secrets, yet shrink at the suggestion that mass popularity would be theirs ifthe general public didn't have such vulgar tastes. You

; could feast on Russell Yates‘ sumptuous.

yearning baritone even though the group are

careful not to make a meal

of the maudlin. ponderous

aspects of their muse. There's a featherlight touch to everything. like the Cocteau “Wins without the fussy layers, and a sunny optimism in their p0ptastic simplicity. This time round, their whisky bottle's half-full. not half-empty. (Fiona Shepherd)

I Chapterhouse: Blood Music (Dedicated)! really can’t make up my mind about the new Chapterhouse. They've certainly succeeded in

evading easy

categorisation; ‘ambi- metal techno layered dance with vocal harmonies‘ is about as close as any. When the lush packaging and free bonus gimmicks are thrown away, Blood Music is still more of a walk-through experience than a collection of songs; the concept of A Good Tune being steamrollered under atmosphere and lingering threads. I don't want to say ‘overstretched' . . . oh bugger. ljust did. Look, it's decent stuff. and plenty of it. Maybe you should check it out. (Gavin lnglis)

I Delicious Monster: Joie De Vim (Flute) Out from their cave stomp Delicious Monster, all harmony-sharp guitars

i under a floataway voice.

Frontwoman Rachel Mayfteld takes a deep breath and gives this debut album moments of joy which soar up to the clouds, if not actually into orbit. Being stripped naked seems to be a big thing to this band; lyrically, the songs don’t

match up to some of the

more overblown claims being made about them, but the minimal production given their sound is ideal and shows them honestly, with strong melodies and nothing to hide. Overall. a very digestible mixture. Yum. (Gavin In - lis)

I Soul II Soul: Volume IV - Classic Singles ’88-’93 (Virgin) Club Classics Volume I was just that. Volume II was never. really, and to call the final part of the trinity ‘Classic’ was a blatant lie. in I988, there was something exciting and fresh about Soul ll Soul; ‘Back To Life’ and ‘Keep On Movin" were to go down in dancelore forever. But as the creators of that vibe (Simon ‘The Funky Ginger' Law, Caron Wheeler and especially Nellee Hooper) asserted themselves and the black kids fell into the New Jack Swing, so the smile of .lazzie B’s face faded along with the thumpin' bass for the iovin’ race. To his credit. his ego's still plugging away and this hits collection is a worthy bridge as Jazzie attempts to make Volume V of Soul ll Soul sound more like Loose Ends. if he doesn’t, the question will linger. is the funky dead? (Philip Dorward)


I Schubert: Symphonies (Teldec) Nikolaus Hamoncourt’s acclaimed

Beethoven cycle is now 3 followed by a revelatory box of the Schubert

Symphonies with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. using the original autograph manuscripts, rather than the familiar versions edited by Brahms. as well as adhering to the revised numbering which makes the ‘Unfinished‘ No 7 (rather than 8). and the ‘Great C Major‘ No 8 (and not 9). The playing and musical conception is stunningly fresh throughout the set. with the early works revealing their dashing rhythmic vigour. and the later masterpieces a marvellous sense of concentrated intensity. As a four-disc set, it‘s not cheap. but it is good value. what with Christmas creeping up on us again. Highly recommended, even if you think you know these

works intimately.

I iienee: Symphony No 7 (EMI Classics) It has taken almost ten years for Henze’s Symphony No 7 to join the first six in the catalogue, but Simon Rattle and his Birmingham troops make a splendid job of it. It is the first of his symphonies

to be cast in a four- movement form. and plugs into the central Germanic tradition more directly than any of its predecessors, although its idioms are distinctly and dramatically modern. Rattle and the C850 rise to its structural challenges with considerable aplomb. and are equally strong in the accompanying piece. his earlier Bacarola.

I Peter Maxwell Davies: Vlorides Bil: (Collins) Collins on-going series of recordings of the music of Maxwell Davies now offers us one of his most demanding orchestral works. Worldes Blis dates from 1969, and is a dark. brooding. and ultimately violent meditation on the transience of worldly

happiness. but also contains some of his most challenging ideas from a period when his music was in a creative flux. The tension is alleviated by The Turn Of The 7ide, a multi-sectional work first performed this year, and the stately tribute to the late Charles Groves, Sir Charles His Pavane.

I Peter lemon: American Piano Sonatas, Vol 2 (Virgin) English pianist Peter Lawson revealed a marked empathy with American piano music in the first volume of this series, and the second is an equally assured affair. lt culminates in lves's massive, famously difficult Sonata No l. which he played in Glasgow a couple of years ago with equal flair and energy. it is accompanied by two less familiar but still rewarding works. Charles Griffes's Sonata of 1917-18,and Roger sessions more recent Second Sonata of i946. Again. recommended. (Kenny Mathieson)




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