Release DetailsLABEL Black Lotus
RELEASED ON 11/20/2003
posted on 3/2004 By:
Intriguing, to a point...
But entirely removed from anything even remotely metal.
If you are looking for something a little less metal than what you normally listen to, this is still not that. This is utterly devoid of metal, and rock. It is, however, an interesting melding of simple balladeering and electronica. It's melancholy, quiet, and occasionally moving. The music is more compelling than the vocals, which tend to be overwrought for this kind of intimate musical style. Although it wouldn't be out of place to hear Trent Reznor's voice breaking in half during one these songs I suppose. And after a while you do get used to them and even appreciate them.
It starts with a piano, then a little synth, some programmed beats and then just whatever seems to want to be there. A little scratch, a little bass, a little drum. All done so sparingly you almost get the feeling they are setting you up for the big slam. But they aren't. For the most part this stays quiet and personal. And it kept me interested from start to finish. Nothing is done to the point of annoyance, the pacing is fairly intoxicating, and there are enough moments of genius that you are rewarded for sticking with it.
But, as I said, this has nothing to do with metal.
Bottom Line: Yes I would recommend this to someone looking for something interesting to listen to. Unless the person wanted to know if it was going to crush them. It won't. It's contemplative music, quiet, playful, moody. And it works, especially in between some Ion Dissonance and Meatjack, just to pull you into a different mindframe. So, if you are after this type of thing, dive. This is staying near my changer.
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