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“The Advisory Circle: they make decisions so we don’t have to,” Claims an electronic voice on the opening track of The Advisory Circle’s third album, As the Crow Flies. It is then followed by a series of random synth sounds reminiscent of a Casio Tonebank, and this sets the mood for the rest of the album. There are a large amount of heavy synthesizer lines, but it maintains its freshness throughout the sixteen song LP. The tracks flow through a [...]
Music is currently the least developed art form. The Beatles can be blamed for that, since they set the easy to emulate template for what it took to be a successful band: a drummer, a singer, a bassist and a guitarist. Maybe two. Granted, The Beatles were clearly quite talented and influential, but fast forward 50 years and groups such as Nickleback have slid into the same mold, albeit devoid of any originality, thought or soul. Some naysayers might think [...]
I’m sure, somewhere, there is someone who never developed beyond the immature punk ethos of an 8th grader who will absolutely adore every element of Atari Teenage Riot’s newest album Is This Hyperreal. For the rest of us though, we are left to dig deep for redeeming elements. While their electronica elements are occasionally quite interesting, they’re generally annoying. While there are some groups out there who actually take toys, modify them and use the results in their music (such [...]
Forest Swords, and the Dichotomy of Urban and Rural. The genre of Forest Swords EP Fjree Feathers contains a surprisingly high number of similarities with black coffee: both have vast amounts of depth that require the indulger to focus to appreciate said depth; both make us hyper aware of the sweet things that are missing (the sweet things being sugar and the proverbial sugar of lyrics and concrete structure); and both are acquired tastes that a lot of people will [...]