Used To - Wire - Chairs Missing (CD, Album)


Label: Restless Retro - 7 72361-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue Longbox • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Post-Punk
Used To - Wire - Chairs Missing (CD, Album)

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'Chairs Missing',the follow up to Wire's adrenalin rush of a debut album 'Pink Flag' is a challenging yet rewarding listen. Themes of darkness and despondency are abundant throughout and. Indeed, the album title itself is a reference to mental instability and there is no let up in the album's lyrics or the disturbing jagged and angular music onto which these words are painted/5(66).

Chairs Missing peaked at #48 in the UK Albums Chart. Although it features some of the minimalist punk rock of the band's debut Pink Flag, it features more developed song structure (taking some cues from s prog-rock, psychedelia, and art rock), keyboard and synthesizer elements brought in by producer Mike Thorne, and a broader palette of /5(93).

Wire - Chairs Missing. Wire's three Harvest released albums in the 70's are often referred to as a kind of "accelerated development triptych". The differences between the reductive minimalism of 's Pink Flag and the layered baroque (albeit still minimalistic) of 's show a staggering turn over of ideas, yet each album remains iconic. 's Chairs Missing represented perhaps the biggest conceptual leap made during this period of Wire .

Expanded edition of the CD remaster (PF12). The album is presented as an page 7-inch sized hardback book with recording details, new interviews with the band members, photographs and lyrics. From the pinkflag website: All audio has been painstakingly remastered – or, in /5(47).

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1 thoughts on “Used To - Wire - Chairs Missing (CD, Album)”

  1. Chairs Missing marks a partial retreat from Pink Flag's austere, bare-bones minimalism, although it still takes concentrated listening to dig out some of the er Mike Thorne's synth adds a Brian Eno-esque layer of atmospherics, and Wire itself seems more concerned with the sonic textures it can coax from its instruments; the tempos are slower, the arrangements employ more detail Brand: Wire.

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