Third album from this Aussie duo, recorded with Mikey Young (ECSR, Total Control)Â
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After two albums and an EP without song or record titles, the presence of names on Melbourne duo Fabulous Diamondsâ€™ third album is probably going to be the first thing that people notice.
Itâ€˜s also the most irrelevant. What really matters is thatÂ Commercial MusicÂ is Fabulous Diamondsâ€™ most textured, luxurious album yet. Whilst their first record was baby steps and stabs in the dark, and their second album reached for an under-produced liveliness,Â Commercial MusicÂ â€“ titled with no hint of irony â€“ is high-brow, young adult contemporary pop music.
As with their last album, 2010â€™sÂ Fabulous Diamonds II, the band recorded with Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control guitarist Mikey Young, this time taking over the upstairs room in Melbourneâ€™s John Curtin Hotel for four days in mid 2011. Photographic assistance again comes from the inimitable Karl Scullin.
But the deep shimmer ofÂ Inverted VampÂ introduces a new all-enveloping sound, and laterÂ Wandering EyeÂ andÂ LotharioÂ display a newfound ease with canny song construction. Drummer Nisa Venerosa and keyboardist Jarrod Zlaticâ€™s lyrics deal with cynical social observations and bleak character portraits, but over the billowing music they take on a dreamy languor that makes them seem almost harmless.
And as always, Fabulous Diamond explore each of their ponderous grooves to its fullest, but now the weight is lifted by nuanced arrangements and seamless digital production.Â Commercial MusicÂ is both deep and feather light, the heaviest of transcendental pop.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 29 November, 2012.