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trying to fill the lack of lo-fi, gap,
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This review is from: Acousmatic Sorcery (Audio CD)
I quite like the old blues/indie* guys and those that rocked and rolled in the gutters while people like Elvis and the Beatles were tearing things up in the mainstream. Much of that 'alternative' older stuff sounds similar to this, but they had something very real and of it's time going on. WEB sounds bored stiff (and guessing by the 'artwork' in the sleeve, he is, quite literally). I have to say I was disgusted by the fact that the inside cover features a little story/diary entry and drawings of 'Mischa'. This, coupled with the audio/lyrics, conjures up images of WEB sitting in some squalid apartment in the mid-west, or wherever he was after Simon Cowell kicked him off X-Factor (maybe it wasn't Cowell who kicked him off that show, whatever), feeling sorry for himself in a conceited way while watching The OC on DVD and... I've got better things to think of, let alone listen to. All of that said, he is definitely intriguing live, albeit quite contrived in his outift, stage set up and performance. Overall he could be better if he kept it real and put less effort into trying to be 'cool'/'different'.
*I say indie, because the music wasn't always based on Blues progressions and they often operated independently with a spirit more akin to proper indie, not the 'indie' genre tripe we get today.