Reviewed by Nick Roberts (new-noise.net)
Julian Fane – Special Forces
"Canadian 21-year-old ex-stock broker Julian Fane debuts his songwriting skills on 'Special Forces' – 21, an ex-stockbroker and a songwriter… (OK, a Canadian songwriter, but no one's perfect)… he must be every woman's dream! Fortunately his music is not 'for the laydees' like fellow Canadian and self-styled troubadour Bryan Adams. Julian's inspiration stems from such diverse artists as The Flaming Lips, Godspeed! You Black
I don’t like quoting and I never do but this time it is necessary. Mike Paradinas (µ-Ziq/Kid Spatula) - the head of Planet Mu label - said about this album: "OK, maybe I've bigged it up too much, but it's a good album. Girls like it. People who hate Planet Mu will like it. He'll probably sign to some other big label..."
So as you already have understood this new album that was born in September should hurt all of Planet Mu extremes and be a joy for the
Reviewed by Mike Barton (losingToday.com)
If like me there’s a point in the day (usually late a night immersed in a steaming hot bath) where you need to stop for time to call your own, to take only your daydreams or whimsical thoughts for company, then may I recommend you take this charming debut along for the privacy.
‘Special Forces’ doesn’t lend itself easily to the rigours of the daytime, its almost privately sensitive demeanour is hopelessly shy in need of your full attention, beneath its
Reviewed by mikerak (logarhythm)
This album is a prime example of why I believe that Planet Mu is one of the best record labels around. The output is always of fantastic quality, even if I don’t like it all (I don’t want to like everything a label puts out, it means they ain’t experimenting enough). It’s always kept extremely varied, from the fitting, spazzzing madness of Snares and Hellfish at one end of the spectrum and Julian Fane at the other. Special Forces is one of the most sublime
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