This week, I’m back to talking to someone I’ve wanted to catch up with for some time. As The Rearview Mirror: 010 perhaps suggested, I’m a long, long time fan of the work of Dean Garcia, both of his work with Curve, and his more recent work under the SPC ECO name.
Shoegaze, while it has had something of a critical renaissance in recent years, didn’t half fall off the map quickly initially. Aside from the sheer technical prowess, sonic violence and beauty of My Bloody Valentine, most bands came and went, with sneering jibes in the press about them in the following years.
This album is the second collaborative effort this year to feature Dean Garcia (ex-Curve), following the release of the KGC album right at the start of 2007. In some respects, they share some similarities – at least that they are reportedly full collaborative efforts – but sonically they are very different.