Redjetson - This, Every Day, For The Rest Of Your Life (Drowned In Sound)
UK release date: 31 October 2005
London-based Redjetson have been courting praise of late, their broody musings credited for "making post-rock accessible". And yes, it's true that the likes of Shellac and Slint are not Top 40 acts, but isn't that kind of the point? Isn't accessible post-rock sort of, well, self-defeating? According to Redjetson, apparently not.
This, Every Day... has the obligatory unusual title and minimalist sleeve, the scene-setting completed by an ethereal, winding, Sigur Ros-esque intro, seemingly fuelled by the paranoia of metropolis living. It's a sound to savour. And then the rather-too-prominent vocal drone commences, and suddenly you're listening to the Leaves (all fine and well, but not what it says on the tin).
"Why is that guy singing?" you ask yourself. "Is this accessible because it's imitable?"
Indeed, the single, as an instrumental, would be second-to-none; and yet here we are, stuck with a suspiciously flat vocal to satisfy John and Jane Everyman. You must know that Redjetson, quite gloriously, reach some tremendous highs on their debut album New General Catalogue. This, however, is not one of them.