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The War Room - simply excellent!!,
This review is from: The War Room (MP3 Download)
Totally agree with the previous reviewer - this EP is something a bit special, and takes atmospheric to a whole new dimension.
This is hard music to describe - there is definately a tip of the hat to some darker Pink Floyd, but with chord changes and rhythm more akin to The Verve, with an electronic twist similar to some songs from The XX, it's also almost like progressive house in some places. The WWII samples are really eerie, haunting voiceovers and the paradox of these voices from the past on very modern music works extremely well, and is a breath of fresh air in terms of originality and experimentation.
Stand out tracks for me are Spitfire and Dig for Victory - as the titles suggest, the whole EP has a War Theme. The song Spitfire starts off with the roar of a Merlin engine, which any Brit recognises becuase it is in their blood - there is a sample of a Spitfire Pilot talking to "Hunter Leader" on the radio, giving the position of approaching German Fighters, at the end he says "Can you see them, can you SEE them?! The tension and excitement of this exchange is palpable, and is greatly exentuated by a lift in key and increase in tempo right afterwards - just fantastic. Writing this does not do it justice - you have to listen to it, and you'll see what I mean
There is no doubt that this is an aquired (yet not too "far out" to be unaccesable) taste in music, but I personally have not heard anything of late that strikes such a chord. It's bizzarely really patriotic, yet some truly outstanding alternative music. I would definately, definately recommend this, and it will be interesting to see where the band go from here. As a debut, they have totally nailed it.
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Initial post: 7 Jun 2012 07:55:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jun 2012 07:57:36 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
Hi, great to read another positive review. If anyone's interested, it's their 2nd EP (after "EP One") and 3rd release, (single 'ROYGBIV/Lit Up'). If you go to their website (publicservicebroadcasting . net) - remove the spaces - you can buy a 'name your price' download of "EP One", which Amazon don't have yet. You can also find links to buy the single, including Amazon. Check out the brilliant video too on You Tube, along with several others.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 14:48:45 BDT
N. Gallacher says:
Nice one mate - I've just downloaded all their other stuff as well - cheers :)
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