Wednesday, July 29, 2009

REVIEW: Ecovillage - Phoenix Asteroid

8.25 out of 10

From Darla Records: Ecovillage are primarily a two man Psychedelic/Shoegaze band from Sweden. They have both been involved with different bands over the years. In 2005 they went on an journey together which changed their view on music radically. In 2006 they formed the band Ecovillage...with this band everything fell into its right place and it just clicked from the beginning.

Mix Windy & Carl's droney side with Auburn Lull's synthy atmospheres, vocals mnemonic of Lansing Dreiden, with the over the top production qualities of Ulrich Schnauss and you will get one of the best (if not, THE Best) Dream Pop albums of the year. "Phoenix Asteroid" is the kind of album stargazers everywhere dream of. L-U-S-H with lots of keyboards, lots of saturated guitar sounds, crystal clear & epic sounding drums, a few guest musicians (including Jonas Munk of Manual), gorgeous samples, and highly melodic vocals. It will be hard to leave this album when I go on to review another band..

If you're at all fascinated by the Shoegaze/Dream Pop genre "Phoenix Asteroid" is A MUST OWN. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Standout Track: I really do love all of them, they bend, flow, and mesh quite well with each other, if I had to pick "Dawn Was Brand New", "The Key" & "Phoenix Asteroid" are probably my favs.


  1. I totally agree with you! I never this strong about a album since Slowdives Souvlaki. Easily the best album so far this year. Thanks for the beautiful review, this band needs some recognition! Spread the word!

  2. Yeah its a ridiculously great album. Nice review by the way.

  3. Omg, i'm inlove! Best album of the year! Already ordered it!!! WOW!

  4. Love the album! Classic material.