"Dazzle Me With Transience"
Genres: indie pop, space pop
123 Old Christchurch Road Bournemouth
BH1 1EP, UK
May 26 - Jun 1 2003
La Homa is the work of one Matt Shaw, a talented indie pop
musician who wrote, performed, and produced almost everything on Dazzle
Me With Transience. His music is a sort of epic space pop,
characterized by dark, moody atmospheres and cinematic melodies.
Indie pop fans will find a lot to like in Dazzle Me With Transience,
as Tex La Homa's musical style is accessible and easy to
embrace, despite its unconventional nature.
Right from the start, a half-shoegazer / half-space rock tune that
goes by the fitting name "Something Good," you're in
blissful territory. Shaw's delicately raw vocals are
layed on top of an electronic beat, a guitar line, and a drifting
layer of electronics. Meanwhile, "Never Gonna Go Away"
is deliciously plugged-in electronic-ized cinema - it almost sounds
like a listless Portishead, except listless in a good way, if
you can believe it. "Good Luck," meanwhile, is as
close to a traditional pop song as you're going to get on this album,
coming across with a guitar-and-vocal base that's had electro-drums
and spacey electronics injected into it. "When I am
Lost" is another inspired tune, its organ part rips off part of
the melody to Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of
Pale," but to wonderful effect.
All in all, Dazzle Me With Transience is a fantastic
electronic/pop hybrid album that will satisfy shoegazer and space pop
fans worldwide. You won't believe it's all the work of only one
guy. Go on, give it a whirl.
12 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]