Antwerp, Belgium is a whole 'nother world away from the lives
we're living here in the good ole' U.S. of A. Which makes it appropriate
that the band The Go Find calls that distant place their
home, because just like the 6 guys on stage, the music on their
album feels like it's from a whole 'nother world.
The defined beat and magical keys take you away in "Dictionary,"
which is actually the second song on the album. The first one
"Beautiful Night" clocks in at a lengthy 1:53, which
makes it more of a teaser than an actual song. The lead guitar
peeks out in "New Year", though simplistic and mellowed
down, when the crisp vocals are thrown into the mix, the two make
for a wonderful song. "Adrenaline" ironically seems
to be one of the slowest songs on this album and with a name like
that you'd think it would be the other way around. The music feels
like it takes on a new depth, compared to the first part of the
CD. The music has a similar sound to that of the band 8mm.
The drums don't go much beyond a couple of the same beats and,
minus the sound effects near the end, the keys find a few chord
progressions and stick with 'em. "Downtown" comes in
as one of my personal favorites. The reason: the acoustic guitar...
well, guitars (or possibly it's a mandolin). It's one of those
songs that no matter where you're listening to it (your car or
your house) you're going to just get lost in the music and your
own thoughts. If anyone remembers early Dido, then they're
going to like "Ice Cold Ice." "25 Years" picks
up the tempo a bit and makes for a nice breather from all the
serious stuff. The apparent electric keyboard and faster drums
makes The Go Find fit in perfectly with popular groups of today
like Snow Patrol or The Fray. The song has a nice
airy sound, sort of a skipping through the fields feeling. Now
if you like Dave Matthews Band you'll like "Monday
Morning", "We Don't Wanna" and "Everything
Is Low." Finishing up the album is "Kid Ok." When
it first starts out, it simply sounds like someone is playing
with either a synthesizer or an electric keyboard. But be patient,
really patient. About 2:15 into the song, you finally get the
music. Was that the best decision for the band? Probably not.
There are a percentage of people who will give a song 30 seconds
and if they don't like it in that, they'll skip to the next. So
they're definitely not going to make it all the way to 2:15.
Escaping is sometimes exactly what a person needs. You don't
have to go all the way to Belgium to feel like you're in another
world. Just to the store to get The Go Find.
1. Beautiful Night
3. New Year
6. Ice Cold Ice
7. 25 Years
8. Monday Morning
9. We Don't Wanna
10. Everything Is Low
11. Kid Ok
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