Artist: Turkish Delight
Title: Tommy Bell
Keywords: experimental ambient indie noise pop noise rock post rock Boston
label: I Heart Noise http://ihrtn.net/
The fun loving label ‘I Heart Noise’ has a good nose for music, not that the label plays music with this nose, but if it wanted that to happen, I’m pretty sure it actually could. It’s because the label operates from Boston & that means that wherever it points its nose; good music from the Boston area might not be too far away. Now the label has gotten its nose deep into a real treasure; Tommy Bell by Turkish Delight!
The generally energetic enigmatic Tommy Bell record was originally released in 1996 (a really sexy year for dyslectic people) but thankfully it got a brand new life with this limited rerelease on tape. It’s probably already sold out (almost!) while I’m penning up this review for you, but thanks to the option to be able to get a digital download; you could pay up for a never ending download experience! Isn’t it great to live in the future? You will simply have no reason to piss next to the pot!
Now you might say, why I Heart Noise goes to such far lengths to rerelease a golden oldie instead of the brand newest Boston thing in town? I guess it’s because the label loves Tommy Bell simply a hell of a lot, also the fact that searching for new blood (when your blood is already great) is a bit of a waste of time. But whatever the personal reasons for the rebirth; it was damn needed! I think we all could agree that with the arrival of this release all people that claim to have a nose for Boston music should be pleased & excited! It might be the right (and only!) time to stick our noses together!
So how does the music of Turkish Delight sound like on Tommy Bell? It sounds like a wild bunch of vixens, a troop of anti super heroes that gets their force from the music, throwing tight punches on the drum, slamming the guitars like it’s another bad man that needs to be punched in the face, making the ears ring with edgy vocals that feel as if they come out of the music like sharp cat claws! It makes the speakers blow out enough air to dry your wet hairs with, probably enough to make the members of the active Boston band fly like a free bird; perhaps in search for a cop to throw off the edge or perhaps to save a kitten entrapped in a tree!
The Turkish Delight sound is naughty, like they go against the stream and having fun playing along with it as well . They rather spin when the rest of the world sits down, they rather click their tap dance shoes and jump rope, than do what they are told. They seem like the group of friends you would like to hang out with for a authentic Boston party, one that your mum has warned you about. They simply come across as that band who has fun, but isn’t afraid to play the music that attracts the noses from true Bostonians.
They swing and sing, even able to add that precious sound of pleasant sing-a-long ramble pop; perfect to hold up your lighters in the air and feel united in. They live day by day and are seemingly very happy about that! Boston must be nice in the day, as it sounds sunny and edgy. Full on adventures awaits on every corner, rats in the sewer and hard-knocked freaks in every street. It’s like the sensation of a burned skin, something that is a bit of a pain at times, yet you want to experience it all over your whole body! It’s exciting!
To make this album even more enjoyable; the rerelease also comes with a brand new music video, one that is extremely packed with action, special effects and stunning visuals that you might tape your eyes open for with superglue, simply just to be sure that you won’t miss a second of it all:
So let’s check where your nose is heading and pointing towards when you read all this.. is your nose also in the same direction of I Heart Noise? If so, you might want to try clicking the following link with your nose… it might get you Turkish Delight; the best in the whole of Boston!