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It felt like a week listening to it,
This review is from: The Week That Was (Audio CD)
Traces of Penguin Cafe Orchestra, early Split Enz, Gomez, Laurie Anderson and Bill Nelson. Experimental, alternative, bizarre, dizrhythmic, the band don't fall into any convenient box.
'It's All Gone Quiet' is a haunting, epic track full of atmopshere but balanced against that 'Scratch The Surface' is like some dismal out-take from some mid-80s rock band about to sink without trace.
A lot of the album sounds like a demo yet to be fleshed out into something bigger and better. Or with tracks like 'Yesterday's Paper', the opening lines of some hopeful musical that is more of a theme and less of a song.
Too many half-finished ideas that seem hung up on the idea that less is more, when in fact less is probably quick and easy.