Wed, 01.11.2006
Doors Open: 21:00
Junior Boys - Junior Boys
Price:
ADDICTION
DJs:
UEZ (uez racing division), LALIPS (reset)

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JUNIOR BOYS
So This is Goodbye's songs bear much the same relation to high-energy as the late Sinatra's bore to big band jazz: what was once a communal, dance-oriented music has been hollowed out into a cavernous, contemplative space for the most solitary of musings...

JUNIOR BOYS
So This is Goodbye's songs bear much the same relation to high-energy as the late Sinatra's bore to big band jazz: what was once a communal, dance-oriented music has been hollowed out into a cavernous, contemplative space for the most solitary of musings.

On Junior Boys' version of "When No One Cares," beats are abandoned altogether, the track's 'endless night' lit only by the dying-star flares and stalactite-by-flashlight pulse of reverbed electronics.
Junior Boys have transformed the song from the lonely-crowd melancholy of the original - Frank at the bar staring into his whisky sour, happy couples partying obliviously behind him - into a lament whispered in the wilderness, icy-breathed into the black mirror indifference of a Great Lake at midnight. It is as cosmically desolated as the Young Gods' version of "September Song," as arctic- white as Miles Davis' Aura. "When No One Cares" is one of my favourite Sinatra songs and I must have first heard it twenty years ago, but with the Junior Boys version - which makes the catatonic stasis of the original's grief seem positively busy - it is as if I am hearing the words for the first time.
So This Is Goodbye is a very travel sick record. It expresses what we might call nomadalgia. Nomadalgia, the sickness of travel, would be a complement to, not the opposite of, the sickness for home, nostalgia. The album invokes a globalized world in which we are all tourists - at home everywhere and nowhere, constantly connected but always alone.

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