Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Other Two - The Other Two and You (1993)

The Other Two consisted of Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert of New Order. Their name, which was a play on their part in their previous band (after the other members went on to pursue solo projects), saw minor success in the dance scene of the early 90s due to their two singles, "Tasty Fish," and "Selfish." They not surprisingly fashioned a sound not too dissimilar from fellow New Order compatriot Bernard Sumner's band, Electronic, although more in the vein of the dreamy synth pop of Strawberry Switchblade and early Saint Etienne. The aft portion of the album dabbles with more progressive sounds and occasionally consists of a fusion between jungle techno and house (or something like that...I'm not an expert on electronic sub-genres), and is entirely unlike the "hit" material featured on the first half. They weren't breaking any new ground, but the album is solid and the download is worth it for the singles alone (videos featured below). More good music to feel good to.

Rating: 7.5/10


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