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Reviewed on 25th March 2007.


Lonely Hearts

By Joakim

They say that in every decade, there was some great music. It just takes us time to realise it. It took the 1980's years to recover from synthesiser pop which, was rebuked for its mechanical, recapitulatory ideals at the behest of the mainstream. But there is no statutes in creativity. Like the changing of the seasons and the tides of the sea, we have came full circle and started over. We're in a "Pod Rock" era. Now, I'm not partisan to this, I'm just the messenger. I'm here to vaunt about "Lonely Hearts" - by Joakim.

Joakim have toiled over "Lonely Hearts" producing a radio, album and loving hand remix by Tim Goldsworthy  They warrant praise for the space and grand distinction between the three mixes. The album version offers more expressive instrumentals gives the impression of a late 80's chart hit while the loving hand remix comes from the early 90's dance bass grooves. However, down pitching in the vocal has an intoxicated aura.

A live sounding drum kit is joined by spaceship interference and inner body rumblings. Using modern fonts, Joakim draw a dark picture which, surprisingly is rather skittish. The Lyrics show deep brooding giving a narrative from a young soul perhaps trying to reconcile an old love? The sounds have been manipulated excellently creating guitar like layers that mimic staccato and legato feels. Good sweeping filtrations coupled with the right amount of attack, sustain and release show the pride Joakim has in the sound landscape. A great little ditty. Making no fuss about itself. I think they could have done a lot better. Only Joakim.



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