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Curve Of The Earth

Um, no one in this band knows what the others are playing. At least, that's the way it sounds. The pieces are well-crafted, but none of them fit together. I read someone else's review in my web-trawl for background info that glowingly praised its complexity; which may be the case, but methinks that the plumbing is actually rather complicated. As such, the drain has stopped up in a jumble of percussion, rhythm, and monotonous melody layered with torpid vocals (imagine a Perry Farrell and Jon Anderson duet of disaffected sighs and emo-rock woe-is-me-isms). The progression of each of the songs sounds suspiciously like the last in tonal range and depth of volume, with the overall effect being one of steady disengagement by virtue of its one-dimensional sound. The technical ability demonstrated can't overcome this album's basic lack of gut-appeal. If music doesn't force me to listen to it, chances are I'll only hear it.

-Jason Dunn

Track Listing:

1. This Is How
2. Everything I Say You Are
3. Truth To Tell
4. As You Would Know
5. Ringside
6. Fools
7. Fake It/Crave It
8. 1000 Charms
9. Outside

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