Friday, March 09, 2007

Music I Liked And Didn't - 3/9/07

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PINK REASON: Throw It Away + 2 7” EP (Savage Quality Recordings) - I had been hearing some buzz about Green Bay‘s Pink Reason for a while now, but hadn’t actually seen nor heard any of their releases until a few days ago when on the same day I found both this very limited (only 300 copies!) 7” EP and their debut full length “Cleaning The Mirror”, which I’ll review in the next couple of days. The highlight is the A-Side’s “Throw It Away”, a stunning dose of dark, driving, lo-fi, doom punk that harkens back to the late 80’s/early 90’s heyday of DIY 7” releases. The B-Side contains two tracks, neither of which is nearly as successful. "Slate Train" is a short track that contains similar sonic elements as “Throw It Away”, but is much slower and quieter and, as a result, isn't nearly as engaging. "New Violence" is a quirky, yet still somewhat appealing, track that takes an entirely different approach, using only synths and a drum machine to accompany leader Kevin De Broux's vocals. I can't wait to dive into "Cleaning The Mirror" on the revitalized Siltbreeze imprint, as “Throw It Away” is among the best 4 minutes I've heard committed to 7" vinyl in a while!

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Running Count For The Year

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