Dream Rock & Noise Pop in Videos: Pale Saints – “Throwing Back the Apple”

March 31, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Track 11 from volume one. This is a proper promo video and everything. 4AD always took that kind of thing seriously.

“Throwing Back the Apple” was this here blog’s one contribution to the “great guitar solos” debate that was rolling around our corner of the blogosphere recently. The solo in question is pretty interesting, coming from a supposedly “shoegaze” band, as it’s more about conventional musicality than textural manipulation.

The guitar tone here is a pure Rickenbacker chime. The thrill comes from the constant deferral  of melodic pay-off and the piling on of harmonic intensity. Each little melodic flourish seems like a feint; a false start delaying the ecstatic moment when the whole thing shoots sky high – which it actually does on more than one occasion. A truly classic solo, basically.

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