Carnival of Light is the third studio album by British rock band Ride, released in June 1994 via Creation Records. The album showcased the band's shift from shoegazing to a more traditional, psychedelic rock sound. It was not well received by critics, and by the end of 1994 even the band members had become disillusioned, referring to it amongst themselves as "Carnival of Shite". All tracks written by Andy Bell except where noted. Laurence Colbert – drums, percussion.
Carnival Of Light (CD, Album). Also known as "the album that derailed Ride". Ride were young guys when they recorded their magnificent first handful of EPs and first two albums, hugely indebted to My Bloody Valentine and the melodies of '60s rock. It makes a great deal of sense that they'd be vacuuming up new sounds, absorbing new influences, getting turned on to other things at this young age.
As "Carnival of Light" came together, the songs themselves pushed the previous "shoegazer" production techniques largely out of the picture; the amount of squalling and fuzz diminished to the point that Ride were, essentially, not shoegaze.
Album Name Carnival of Light. Released date 20 June 1994. Labels Creation Records. Music StyleIndie Rock. Members owning this album5. 1. Moonlight Medicine. 3. From Time to Time. 5. Only Now. 6. Birdman. Erscheinungsdatum 20 Juni 1994. Musik GenreIndie Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen5.
This album has an average beat per minute of 139 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 100/197 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Carnival of Light. BPM Profile Carnival of Light. Album starts at 142BPM, ends at 124BPM (-18), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Ride.
I enthusiastically loved Ride's first album. I enjoyed but didn't steadfastly adore the second album. So when Carnival of Light came along, I already had a sense that they were changing their style. Which is fine, of course. I love Clapton's older stuff and I also loved his new "blues" direction when he took that turn. Artists grow and change over time. Still, I have to say that while I find the first album stellar and -music level of quality, with Carnival of Light it for me falls into the category of great but not spellbinding
At the End of the Universe.