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Album Review

Grandadbob is Dave Johnson and Vanessa Robinson, two Brits sporting a sound quite informed by the pulse of house. Read: you can bug out to it. However, Waltzes for Weirdos (issued in America via Lax and in the U.K. on Norman Cook's Still Life Recordings) is also conscious of electronica's viability as marketplace music. So, while "This Is It" is slick house/disco and "3am Gherkin" works a phase-shifting Daft Punk bump, "Mmmnn" prefers a chillier groove highlighted by its watery bassline and Robinson's breathy vocal. Think silver sports cars and rain-slicked streets. "Killed By Sweets" recalls the heyday of trip-hop; "Anger Thy Neighbour"'s squelchy, chopped-up rhythms weave through Robinson's faraway coos; and "Open Mouthed" is a cool enough mess of splattered vocal samples and vaguely hip-hop drum tracks. With its various classifiable styles, Waltzes for Weirdos ends up feeling a bit scatterbrained. And while Robinson's singing is capable throughout, that doesn't mean you'll pick her out of an electronic music diva lineup. Still, Grandadbob has a knack for rhythms that don't let go, and the moods Waltzes creates last longer than a 30-second tracking shot.

Customer Reviews

craziness

I grabbed this album after hearing "City Approach" on Radio360. It's a neat album all round, ranging widely from the gorgeous, mellow "Maybe" to the chipmunk frenetic dance track, "This is it". The other stand out tracks for me are "Mmmnn" and "Anger Thy Neighbour".

M.I.A.

I've been obsessed with Grandadbob since I stumbled upon this record in the digital "bins" some years ago. There's some righteous downtempo, quirky pop and sizzle, drum and bass, and outrageously smile inducing sci-fi sampling going on here. Sadly, this duo seems to have been abducted from the planet without a trace. I'd love to hear more from them. Grandadbob! Phone home!

Waltzes for Weirdoes, Grandadbob
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