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One on One Punkrock Magazine
By Malte Gösche


A Different Kind of Listening CD

The only thing that really disturbs me about this CD is that I got a copy where the last track has about 16 errors! That's totally shitty and annoying. I almost feel like buying a new copy because of it. What this introduction is really trying to say is that this is an awesome innovative piece of music.

Once again, I am torn between all the varying references. Again I want to mention billions of the most diverse bands as a comparison. I'll try to keep it short and concrete: Dischord, Chicago (the city, not the band), The Lapse! Discord because of the intensity and the often staccato-like guitars, Chicago because of the "typical" tightness of the Dub and Jazz parts which you've heard so often from Illinois, and The Lapse because the vocals are reminiscent of this magnificent band. And then you have to imagine that half of this record was produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou. This is not just to make it sound thrilling, it really is. The songs are intricate and multi-layered, but remain easily accessible. The listener is not getting scared off, but gets totally into it.

The most suprising fact is that this is a debut record. I'm almost afraid of what to expect from this three-piece in the future. For me, this is one of THE records of this wet autumn!

(Translated from German)







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