- Performer:Rachel Goswell
- Title:Waves Are Universal
- Style:Adult Alternative Pop/Rock,Alternative/Indie Rock,Alternative Country-Rock
- Date of release:June 22, 2004
- Recording location:Beech Studios, London, England
- Size FLAC version1741 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1573 megabytes
- Size WMA version1388 megabytes
- Formats:XM FLAC MOD TTA AUD AC3
So Goswell's own solo debut, entitled Waves Are Universal, seems not just long overdue, but, more critically, freighted with the high expectations of a horde of eager listeners. On the album's lead-off track, "Warm Summer Sun", Goswell meets those expectations head-on. Over a gentle guitar strum, she sings about falling over from lack of forward motion and decides not to "waste my time on things that stop me feeling. Drums and guitar kick in for the second verse and the song builds gradually.
Tracks 10 and 11 are reversed on the inserts. This record was recorded at the following locations: The Troll Boudoir - Camden, The Sleep Shelter - Tooting, Tower of Power - London, The Shed & The Cottage - Lostwithiel, Mayfair 6 - London, M3 HQ - St Merryn and Beech Studios - London. Ambiences: Chislehurst Caves - Kent, Camden Road - London, Lostwithiel - Kernow, Chang Mai & Cha am - Thailand.
Rachel Ann Goswell (born 16 May 1971) is an English singer-songwriter and musician who rose to prominence as vocalist and guitarist of the shoegaze band Slowdive, which formed in 1989. Goswell, along with Neil Halstead, Ian McCutcheon and former Chapterhouse member Simon Rowe became Mojave 3 when Slowdive transitioned to a more country/folk rock style. She released a solo album in 2004, titled Waves Are Universal on 4AD Records.
This album has an average beat per minute of 131 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 96/180 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Waves Are Universal. BPM Profile Waves Are Universal. Album starts at 140BPM, ends at 116BPM (-24), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.
Album by Rachel Goswell. Warm Summer Sun. Gather Me Up. No Substitute. Sleepless & Tooting. MusicBrainz: Waves Are Universal. this site: Waves Are Universal.
This album is certainly a departure from Slowdive and Mojave 3, although, I can hear influences from her previous work here and there throughout the disc. It is a beautifully cogent album that holds together from the first note to the very last. Warm Summer Sun" opens the album with a melancholy feel that may shock the listener who is familiar with Slowdive and Mojave 3. This begins as an acoustic song with Rachel's angelic vocals. Rachel Goswell has crafted a beautifully open piece of work that shows her personal growth both musically and as a person.
Rachel Goswell first made her presence felt in the music world as the co-founder and lead singer of Slowdive. After Slowdive, she teamed up with former band-mates Neil Halstead and Ian McCutcheon to form Mojave 3. Halstead is very much the leader of M3, and it is clear from this brilliant solo debut, that his strict reign has significantly undermined Goswell's role in the band. Waves Are Universal' could be viewed as Goswell's rebuke to Halstead's critically acclaimed 2002 solo effort 'Sleeping On Roads' . The mood of the album is somewhat ambiguous. Goswell's sweet tones could sit as easily with a windswept winter afternoon, as they do with it a sultry summer evening.
CreditsAshley Bates - Drums, Main Personnel
Tony Cousins - Mastering
Bill Drake - Harmonium, Main Personnel, Organ, Piano
Jerome Farrell - Main Personnel, Uillean Pipes, Whistle
Alison Fielding - Layout Design
Alan Forrester - Photography
Rachel Goswell - Accordion, Drums, Guitar (Acoustic), Main Personnel, Primary Artist, Vocals
T. Jackiewiecz - Paintings
Joe Light - E-Bow, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Bass), Main Personnel
Stephen Lipson - Copyist
David Naughton - Audio Engineer, Audio Production, Bass Instrument, Engineer, Keyboards, Main Personnel, Mixing, Percussion, Producer, Vibraphone
Melanie Shallenberg - Flute, Main Personnel
|1||Warm Summer Sun||Rachel Goswell||3:45|
|2||Gather Me Up||Rachel Goswell||2:24|
|3||No Substitute||Rachel Goswell||4:35|
|8||Shoulder the Blame||Rachel Goswell||3:06|
|9||Save Yourself||Rachel Goswell||3:58|
|10||Thru the Dawn||Rachel Goswell||3:09|
|11||Beautiful Feeling||Rachel Goswell||3:27|
|12||Sleepless & Tooting||Rachel Goswell||3:00|