Now I don't usually go in for instrumental pieces like this,
but this three-piece may have something going on. Short and sweet,
the songs really speak for themselves, alternating in mood and
rhythm to create a nice juxtaposed effect with two guitars and
one killer drum.
Production is on the low end, giving it a definitive garage feel.
Emphasis is lost at some moments, while the clear winner in the
mix is the drums; they force the songs onward, and throw in interesting
changes for accent. The guitar work is inspired, but too basic
at points. However, it does succeed in creating nice layered effects
that transition during the course of the songs. Sometimes it comes
off as too self-indulgently experimental, a little structuring
could go a long way.
Overall, I would classify this as a work in progress. Coulier
have proved that they have the necessary skills to bring to the
table, now they need to focus on creating clearly defined boundaries
and movements within each song. If they accomplished that, their
work wouldn't appear so half-assed and garage-esque.
Coulier are on my radar, now I would like to see which way they
1) Close Your Eyes and Feel
2) Start Believing in Dreams and Others Will Catch the Fever
3) Noah Gets His Swerve On
4) Song Two
5) There's a Monster (riff) Under My Bed
6) You Don't Know What You've Got Till Its Gone (Ooooh Baby)
7) So, This Is Your First Time With a Dude?
8) Red Bricks
9) Throw the Knives at Someone Else
10) Khartoum's Severed Head
11) Carcassi's Ist Etude, Op. 60
12) I'm Down With Brown Town
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