Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Ethereal alternative rock
Most recent release, Earth Loop (1996)
Wikipedia's entry for Chimera
Rose Chronicles, Cocteau Twins, Lush, The Sundays
Well if you've been jonesing for more Rose Chronicles, this group's music ought to carry you for a while. Actually, I shouldn't say that, since Chimera does have a sound of their own, but I think fans of the one band will like the other. Plus Chimera's singer (Eileen Henry) does sound quite a bit Kristy Thirsk. Her voice contrasts well with the fuzzy distorted guitar used in most of the songs. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
the day star ep
1995 or 1996—Grass Records/Dutch East India Trading—GROW 056-2
Probably out of print now
Recommended for fans of ethereal vocals and alternative rock
4 fantastic tracks. (email@example.com)
1996—Grass Records, 72 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, U.S.A.—60130-13035-2
Wide in U.S.
It took me a while to stop hearing echoes of the Rose Chronicles in this CD, but Chimera have emerged as their own selves in my mind. After a disappointing second album from Rose Chronicles, I ended up listening to Earth Loop quite a bit. The songs range from noisy and fuzz-filled to dance music to swirly and ethereal, with Eileen Henry's pretty vocals providing the connecting thread. Overall a very collection of ecto-guitar rock. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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