Effloresce (album)

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Effloresce
Efflorescealbum.jpg
Studio album by
Released29 September 2003
RecordedFebruary–March 2003
StudioJacob's Studio, Farnham, Surrey
GenrePost-rock, experimental rock[1]
Length75:34
LabelBeggars Banquet Records
ProducerChris Sheldon, Oceansize
Oceansize chronology
Relapse EP
(2002)
Effloresce
(2003)
Music for Nurses
(2004)

Effloresce is the debut studio album by British progressive rock band Oceansize. It was released on 29 September 2003. The record garnered considerable praise from critics.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Drowned in Sound(9/10) [2]
The PRP(4/5) link
Scene Point Blank(9.5/10) link
Sputnikmusic(4.5/5) [3]
Tiny Mix Tapes3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Oceansize.

  1. "I Am the Morning" – 4:18
  2. "Catalyst" – 6:40
  3. "One Day All This Could Be Yours" – 4:19
  4. "Massive Bereavement (Featuring Can)" – 9:59
  5. "Rinsed" – 3:58
  6. "You Wish" – 6:00
  7. "Remember Where You Are" – 5:22
  8. "Amputee" – 5:32
  9. "Unravel" – 2:50
  10. "Women Who Love Men Who Love Drugs" – 8:30
  11. "Saturday Morning Breakfast Show" – 9:04
  12. "Long Forgotten" – 8:57

Trivia[edit]

  • The piano line playing on Track 9, "Unravel," is an excerpt of the second piece, Le Gibet, from Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit.
  • The title of "Women Who Love Men Who Love Drugs" was coined by bassist Jon Ellis, who saw the headline of the same name in Cosmopolitan Magazine.[4]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Chris Sheldon – production (with Oceansize), mixing
  • Adrian Newton – assistant engineer
  • Louis Read – assistant engineer
  • Dario Dendi – assistant engineer
  • Jack Clark – assistant engineer
  • Martin & Kimberly McCarrick – cello, violin, viola on "Massive Bereavement" and "Long Forgotten"
  • Claire Lemmon – backing vocals on "Massive Bereavement" and "Saturday Morning Breakfast Show"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wilson, MacKenzie. Effloresce at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rauf, Raziq. "Album Review: Oceansize - Effloresce / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  3. ^ FlawedPerfection. "Oceansize - Effloresce (album review 5)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Oceansize". Freewilliamsburg.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.

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