Wild Nothing - Gemini
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Based on 14 reviews
2010 Ratings: #163 / 854
User Score
Based on 107 ratings
2010 Ratings: #51
May 25, 2010 / Release Date
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Dream Pop, Indie Pop / Genres
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Though some of indie's brightest leading men have come through Virginia's halls of higher education (Steve Malkmus, David Berman, Travis Morrison), your average college rock band in the Old Dominion area probably sounds more like Agents of Good Roots. So if you live in a place like Blacksburg, Va., home of the Virginia Tech campus and not much else, and you want to be in a tropical punk act (Facepaint), an introspective singer-songwriter project (Jack & the Whale), or a band that covers Kate Bush instead of Dave Matthews (Wild Nothing's breakthrough rendition of "Cloudbusting"), you'll probably have to do what Jack Tatum did and start them yourself.


Music tends to follow the general rule of thumb that if you can get three examples of something then it can be called a trend. Only in music it's called a genre, and it usually ends up slowly ruining the thing it's supposed to be defining. You get the feeling that as 'chillwave' slowly becomes shorthand for everything vaguely summery or a little bit hazy, that in amongst the shimmering keyboards and padded drums you can make out the death knell.


If all you heard was a set of iTunes samples of Wild Nothing’s debut Gemini, you might think you were listening to a nostalgic playlist of ‘80s and ‘90s Anglo alt-rock, spanning post-punk, 4AD art-noise, proto-Britpop, and shoegaze. New Order, the Cure, the Cocteau Twins, the Stone Roses, My Bloody Valentine—their signature sounds all appear in some form or another on Gemini via mastermind Jack Tatum’s canny reconstructions of those iconic groups’ easily recognizable styles.

If you don't like this then you are anti-gemini
Summer Holiday, O, Lilac, Our Composition Book, Gemini
Gemini es literalmente un viaje hacia lo desconocido, te envuelve en un ambiente relajante mientras progresa con estilos Dream Pop/Pop psicodélico, es muy sentimental las líricas desatan la melancolía con vocales andróginas, melódicas y misteriosas. Un proyecto solido, perfecto para relajar y liberar la mente.
Always coming back to this album. It has this beautiful, catchy and melancholic vibe going all throughout it. Live in Dreams kicks this album off perfectly, Jack Tatum's vocals are very passionate and somewhat sad.

Summer Holiday follows with a more upbeat instrumental, catchy guitar refrains and these echoed "oooh" background vocals that make it an instant standout.

My absolute favourite track is Chinatown near the end, it's a song that as soon as you hear it will be embedded in ... read more
Gemini es perfecto, cada una de las doce canciones que lo componen, suelen ser un respiro de desahogo interno, con sonidos claros y una sensación de espacio libre que sirven para relajar una mente que sólo necesita liberarse.
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Track List

  1. Live in Dreams 
  2. Summer Holiday 
  3. Drifter 
  4. Pessimist
  5. O, Lilac 
  6. Bored Games
  7. Confirmation 
  8. My Angel Lonely 
  9. The Witching Hour 
  10. Chinatown 
  11. Our Composition Book
  12. Gemini

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