Our Own Esp Driven Scene Singles


aec.drl106.2 8/15/00 New

Product Promotions

20% off 1 item (excludes pre-orders, sale items, exclusives, and select items)

Shipping Promotions

ID: aec.drl106.2


    Our Own Esp Driven Scene Singles Darla Distribution

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: Usually ships within 2 to 4 weeks.


Review Text An hour's worth of, as the subtitle says, "singles, comps and outtakes '95-'00," Our Own ESP Driven Scene Singles gives Photon Band mainman Art Difuria and his various compatriots (drummer Simon Nagle and bassists Gary Plowman and Jeff Tanner) a chance to strut their wiggy and wild stuff. A fair amount of early tracks, like "Supertard," are essentially just what happens when a bunch of characters decide to make loud and merrily stumbling garage/psych/shoegaze songs without necessarily writing a song first. As a result, when there's a bit more focus to go with the noise, the results readily stand out; if Difuria doesn't really add anything to the particular styles he favors, the energy and fun of the songs at their best make up for it. Even some of the titles convey things perfectly -- that a peppy, semi-acoustic, trombone-tinged number with gently off singing is called "You Can Never Really Have Too Much Wine" seems about right. His vocal range also stands out more over the course of the album, as he tries everything from gentle harmonizing to more frazzled yowls. "Rise Above" -- not the Black Flag song, but that could have been fun -- has Difuria indulging in a bit of classic '60s psych vocalizing over the loping strut of the music, while "747" and "The Magic Word" throw in a bit of semi-country drawl and twang (guitar and singing both). If there's a secret highlight, "End of the Century #2" -- with its sweet, reflective melody and Difuria's grand lead work -- is the winner. Difuria tops everything off with amusing and informative liner notes, as well as pointed ones: for the hilarious goof/acoustic party jam "Commercial for Taking Drugs," he notes, "This song got harder to play after I went to a few untimely drug funerals." ~ Ned Raggett

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Sitting on the Sunn - 4:51
  2. 2. Supertard - 4:10
  3. 3. I Don't Need to Be Told - 2:59
  4. 4. Rise Above - 5:46
  5. 5. I Understand - 3:18
  6. 6. Commercial for Taking Drugs - 2:15
  7. 7. It to Get - 4:07
  8. 8. 747 (Don't Worry) - 3:20
  9. 9. Darkest Hour - 3:22
  10. 10. Broken Melody - 3:59
  11. 11. You Can Never Really Have Too Much Wine - 3:07
  12. 12. End of the Century #2 - 4:06
  13. 13. Little Wind - 4:45
  14. 14. Would You Believe - 4:48
  15. 15. Saturn Returns - 3:33
  16. 16. Magic Word - 3:24
  17. 17. See What I See - 5:31
  18. 18. Here Come Some Changes - 6:32

Product Details

Release Date

Customer Reviews