Electrelane

No Shouts No Calls


Released April 30, 2007

PURE 201 LP

Format: LP


This product is not available in the US store, but you can buy it from our EU store.

This product is not available in the EU store, but you can buy it from our US store.

Following "Rock It To The Moon" (2001), "Power Out" (2004), and "Axes" (2005), there seems to be a new kind of light shining on Electrelane that remains strong throughout this record, but the willingness to push the envelope hasn't left the band either. "No Shouts No Calls" is an album of enticingly irregular brilliance.

From the first euphoric cymbal crashes in ‘The Greater Times’, there seems to be a new kind of light shining on Electrelane which remains strong throughout this album. Whether it’s because of the dainty guitar notes of ‘To The East’, the ebb-and-flow piano of ‘Saturday’ or the charmingly simplistic Ukulele strums on ‘Cut And Run’, there’s no doubt that this is an album inspired by warm emotions. Susman’s surprisingly honest and touchingly tender lyrics also attest to that time and time again but the willingness to push the envelope hasn’t left the band either. At times, No Shouts, No Calls touches on the heaviest material they’ve written. For example, the furious, metallic riffing that Clarke slashes out of her guitar during ‘Between The Wolf And The Dog’ are unexpectedly violent but undeniably exciting whilst Gaze pounds the drums with a new found viciousness during ‘Five’ which frequently boils over with rhythmic intensity. But even these moments are executed with a playful heart rather than a perturbed one.
1. The Greater Times
2. To The East
3. After The Call
4. Tram 21
5. In Berlin
6. At Sea
7. Between The Wolf And The Dog
8. Saturday
9. Five
10. Cut And Run
11. The Lighthouse