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Nord Express (feat. Pam Berry)


Download links and information about Nord Express (feat. Pam Berry) by Nord Express. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 26:13 minutes.

Artist: Nord Express
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 7
Duration: 26:13
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No. Title Length
1. Around the World 4:18
2. The Calm 4:53
3. The Letter 5:04
4. The Natural 1:54
5. Can't Believe Your Smile 4:32
6. The Walk 3:42
7. Home of the Brave 1:50



Repetition is definitely the key to this first Nord Express record, repetition followed by catharsis. Not catharsis in the Mogwai/Slint sense of the word — there are no explosive assaults to deaden you to sensitivity. This is catharsis in the sense of the songs of Galaxie 500 — elements build on top of each other before spilling out into a finale of energy and tension. The group slowly layers fragments of melodies that sound slightly broken and aids them with repeated vocal lines and a buried, far-off drum sound. It's the simple accompaniment with strummed guitar lines that makes it all work. Rob Goldrick's vocals might bring up memories of Calvin Johnson, while songs like "The Calm" and "The Letter" do their best to reinstate the fact that pop may be pure without being perfect. The latter track is especially strong and makes the most of its crisp, shambling drums. A song like "Around the World" envelops the listener with its three-part harmonies, despite the fact that the vocals are mumbled and scattered. That's what makes Nord Express work — a dedication to pop sound and an understanding of how music affects the listener. Expectations are slowly dropped aside as familiar elements of the best in guitar pop — from the Go-Betweens to Galaxie 500 — are slowly meted out back to the listener, delicately and knowingly.