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