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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Tracks but Badly Produced, 7 Jun. 2008
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I quite like this album but can't handle listening to it all the way through in one go. The tunes whilst catchy tend to be a bit overenthusiastic which is good for one or two but then it starts to grate a bit.
The style of production adds to the grating as it's very lo-fi. I can't work out if this is on purpose or if it's just badly produced. If it's on purpose then I think they should consider polishing it up a bit as some of the music on these songs is top notch but it's lost a bit in the noise which is a big shame. There's no space in any of the mixes and they just tend to be a bit over loud and noisy which to me comes across as a bit naïve and amateurish. If the lo-fi sound is down to bad production then it's a shame as some of the arrangements and music on this album are excellent with some very inspiring stuff going on.
I'll be back to check them out again anyway and hope they get a better producer.
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Initial post: 22 Sep 2008 16:00:52 BDT
Moon says:
I agree with the production comments - retro sound or retrograde sound?

It sounds like it was recorded in another room with the door shut. It makes it hard to listen to the music as it all gets a bit mashed up.

Shame as underneath the 'retro sound' is an excellent record with great tunes, moods and rhythms trying to get out and be heard.

Posted on 24 Nov 2009 12:52:12 GMT
John Self says:
I also agree - the songs and tunes are great, but it's so hard to get to them through the murky production, with the vocals so low down in the mix.
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