|Q Magazine (UK) Issue no 137, November 1997|
Starstruck [album info]
|Hot 1064 CD|
After 20 years of critical acclaim, first with The Saints then
Laughing Clowns and latterly as profilic solo artist,
Ed Kuepper has unexpectedly recorded 26 instrumentals
designed to be, as the album's subtitle makes plain,
Music For Films And Adverts. Originally available as
a mail order showcase, the record's evocative
diversity has excited enough outside interest to
warrant a full release, albeit in truncated form.
Not unlike Barry Adamson's similarly intended,
fulminating soundscapes, this is non-ambient,
widescreen, mood music. There's everything from
Morricone-esque melodrama (Spring Is Sprung)to Booker
T-style boogie (No 3 Runaway) via beatbox-enhanced
faux jazz (The Favourite Angel) and mellifluous
guitaring (The Spook), all rich in texture.
Fragments will be familiar to fans of Kuepper's
solo work (particurlarly Honey Steel's Gold) and
the man's deliriously epic way with a melody is
much in evidence.
|**** (4 out of 5 possible stars, equals "Excellent, definitely|
worth investigation") ok nai.
|Review by David Shepard|
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