The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories (Remastered Edition)

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  • Title: The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories (Remastered Edition)
  • Artist: Felt
  • Genre: Rock
  • Label: Cherry Red Records
  • Release Date: 1984
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1 Roman Litter (Remastered) 03:30 44.1/24 Album only
2 Sempiternal Darkness (Remastered) 02:15 44.1/24 Album only
3 Spanish House (Remastered) 04:28 44.1/24 Album only
4 Imprint (Remastered) 01:44 44.1/24 Album only
5 Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow (Remastered) 02:56 44.1/24 Album only
6 Vasco De Gama (Remastered) 03:40 44.1/24 Album only
7 Crucifix Heaven (Remastered) 02:04 44.1/24 Album only
8 Dismantled King Is off the Throne (Remastered) 02:50 44.1/24 Album only
9 Crystal Ball (Remastered) 02:55 44.1/24 Album only
10 Whirlpool Vision of Shame (Remastered) 03:32 44.1/24 Album only

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Felt were a 1980s British alternative rock band, named after the way Tom Verlaine enunciated the word "felt" in the Television song "Venus", and led by Lawrence Hayward (known simply as Lawrence, his full name never listed in any record credits). Lawrence and drummer Gary Ainge were the only constant members (though Ainge is not featured on the band's first release, recorded by Lawrence solo).Felt are often cited as a major influence by Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, as well as by American alternative rock group The Tyde. The band released ten albums and ten singles in ten years and then disbanded.Over the course of its ten-year existence, the band included classically-trained guitarist and co-songwriter Maurice Deebank (who left in 1986), keyboard player Martin Duffy bassist-turned-lead guitarist Marco Thomas, and a variety of other bassists and guitarists.During its years with Deebank, Felt cultivated an atmospheric, delicate sound built around Deebank's intricate guitar playing. After firmly establishing themselves on the indie scene, Felt recruited the services of Robin Guthrie as producer for their album, Ignite the Seven Cannons which remains one of the group's most popular albums (although it apparently didn't impress Deebank, who left the band soon afterwards to pursue a solo career). Guthrie's most notable influence is arguably heard in the single "Primitive Painters", which offers the listener a Guthrie infused 'sonic cathedral of sound.'In the second half of the band's existence, keyboards (especially the electronic organ) became a more important part of the band's sound, and they dominate the band's two instrumental albums, Train Above The City (which does not feature lead singer Lawrence in any musical capacity, though he reportedly "named the tracks") and Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death. It was during this period that the band recorded Forever Breathes The Lonely Word and the follow-up Poem of the River, which are often cited as their masterpieces.The band recorded their last album, Me and a Monkey on the Moon in 1989. Lawrence went on to form Denim, and subsequently Go Kart Mozart.