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)