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Jet Motor Crash
Personal Space
Mastodon Infantry
www.jetmotorcrash.com


All right, I'm just going to start out with it simply: this band rocks. Right out of the gate they kick it nicely with "Made it" that harkens back to the early nineties alternative rock, yet up to date on vibe and feel. The ambiance created is intense with well-chosen points of release; the production is the biggest bonus factor on this record.

The songs are intelligent in their design showing good production choices, that ebb and flow through the album. The guitar and bass effects are superb, as one takes the fore the other pulls back for emphasis. It is a well contrived dance they maintain, as the drums ransack the background without taking attention away from the other instruments in a very subtle mix. The vocals are perfect for the material - perfectly primed for the rage at certain points and perfectly poignant at others, in order to express the pathos. The first time I listened to Personal Space I didn't even notice the backing vocals, but then I realized how much they added to the album, as they gracefully appear in the wings without pulling focus, yet filling in the area in between.

This band fits my niche', with the correct amount of drive, and power, and is smart enough to not get complacent with the material; all around a nice effort. Front to back this is a good album."Still" and "Peace Of Mind" are just plain killer songs. They even manage to make "Working For The Weekend" into a good song, although it doesn't vary greatly from the original.

For rock-solid music I am glad that I know Jet Motor Crash now, and I hope they continue to put out quality albums such as this one.

-bishop

Track listing:
1) Made It
2) Generation Why?
3) Nothing Left
4) I Don't Belong
5) Madison
6) 1986
7) Working for the Weekend
8) Still
9) Peace of Mind
10) Falls Apart
11) Powder Keg


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