Sunday, March 18, 2007
Music I Liked And Didn't - 3/16/07 - 3/18/07
PINK REASON: Cleaning The Mirror CD (Siltbreeze) - Although there is often much wisdom in the old adage that advises one not to “judge a book by its cover”, the stark black and white image of a wilted sunflower on the cover of this full length debut from Pink Reason does seem appropriately symbolic of the music contained within. At the core of the majority of these songs is leader Kevin De Broux's simple acoustic guitar riffs and dark, gripping lyrics. Simple drums and electric leads are then added to complete these tracks of dark, lo-fi angst-pop. The album’s final two tracks deviate from this approach, with “Thrush” featuring only keyboards to accompany De Broux’s vocals and the appropriately titled “Up The Sleeve” adding banjo and horns to the mix. While there’s nothing on this CD as immediately engaging (nor, ultimately, as great) as “Throw It Away” from the debut 7” (although “Goodbye” and “Storming Heaven” come close), this is still a worthy dose of contemporary DIY sounds.
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