Estuary Bed

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

18 Oct 2009

Super Reviewer
40

You've got a refreshing edge. Barely any bands on here would even THINK of using the piano as their main melodic force. My favourite part was the little break with the bass and piano at 1:40. I noticed you listed Bowie as a key influence, but the vocal conveys the paranoid proclamations of another David with a surname beginning with B. This is another good thing. A tight, tense tune with p...

You've got a refreshing edge. Barely any bands on here would even THINK of using the piano as their main melodic force. My favourite part was the little break with the bass and piano at 1:40. I noticed you listed Bowie as a key influence, but the vocal conveys the paranoid proclamations of another David with a surname beginning with B. This is another good thing. A tight, tense tune with plenty to encourage repeat listens.

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The Liar's Chair

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

11 Oct 2009

Super Reviewer
40

Starts off sounding quite a lot like the Nine Inch Nails song which inspired the band name. But soon after, the song begins to develop an identity of its own; the texture nicely coloured by acoustic guitars. The dynamic shift around 3:30 works wonderfully well, although the six-minute length doesn't quite feel justified. That's my only criticism, though.

Starts off sounding quite a lot like the Nine Inch Nails song which inspired the band name. But soon after, the song begins to develop an identity of its own; the texture nicely coloured by acoustic guitars. The dynamic shift around 3:30 works wonderfully well, although the six-minute length doesn't quite feel justified. That's my only criticism, though.

Artist

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

06 Oct 2009

Super Reviewer
40

The lyrics I was able to understand were really clever. The 'I Am Australian' reference was excellent- perhaps that vocal could have been double-tracked as well? Just a minor suggestion. Otherwise, I was highly impressed.

The lyrics I was able to understand were really clever. The 'I Am Australian' reference was excellent- perhaps that vocal could have been double-tracked as well? Just a minor suggestion. Otherwise, I was highly impressed.

Tim & Jean

Review

Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

06 Oct 2009

Super Reviewer
30

Normally, this sort of dance floor-friendly synth-pop makes me cringe a little. But there are some seriously killer hooks in here, and although the song runs slightly past its natural ending point, it's still very well-crafted You actually get 3.5, but I couldn't quite bring myself to round it up to a full four stars. However, you did damn well to get that much out of me!

Normally, this sort of dance floor-friendly synth-pop makes me cringe a little. But there are some seriously killer hooks in here, and although the song runs slightly past its natural ending point, it's still very well-crafted You actually get 3.5, but I couldn't quite bring myself to round it up to a full four stars. However, you did damn well to get that much out of me!

Art Rush

Review

Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

28 Jan 2009

Super Reviewer
40

Hilariously conversational lyrics... the off-kilter percussion drives the song along with a loveably cheesy keyboard providing the hooks.

Hilariously conversational lyrics... the off-kilter percussion drives the song along with a loveably cheesy keyboard providing the hooks.

Golden Mean

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

20 Jan 2009

Super Reviewer
40

I looked through your influences and kinda sorta swooned in anticipation. Luckily, I wasn't disappointed. There's something in the tone of those crunchy yet sugary guitars that I really love.

I looked through your influences and kinda sorta swooned in anticipation. Luckily, I wasn't disappointed. There's something in the tone of those crunchy yet sugary guitars that I really love.

Jack Bruun

Review

Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

17 Dec 2008

Super Reviewer
40

Come for the song title... stay for the sleazy distortion! The lyrics are devastatingly clever, and I'm glad to know that you appreciate the necessity of dynamic contrast in this style! That chord just before the 3 minute mark made me jump :)

Come for the song title... stay for the sleazy distortion! The lyrics are devastatingly clever, and I'm glad to know that you appreciate the necessity of dynamic contrast in this style! That chord just before the 3 minute mark made me jump :)

The Waysiders

Review

Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

19 Nov 2008

Super Reviewer
40

I've had this on repeat for the last ten minutes, but I didn't really notice because it's such a flawlessly constructed tune. The V.U vibe is polished with modern pop production, meaning that this sounds more like The Strokes than any of Lou Reed's guitar tones. It would be easy to cave into your (totally awesome) influences, but Gilded City stands up quite nicely I must say...

I've had this on repeat for the last ten minutes, but I didn't really notice because it's such a flawlessly constructed tune. The V.U vibe is polished with modern pop production, meaning that this sounds more like The Strokes than any of Lou Reed's guitar tones. It would be easy to cave into your (totally awesome) influences, but Gilded City stands up quite nicely I must say! Oh, and this is my new myspace profile song :)

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Fifty Five Light

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

24 Sep 2008

Super Reviewer
40

MM I detected the B.E undercurrent. I really love the contrast between the D-tuned distortion and chiming lead guitar in the chorus... it shouldn't work but somehow you pulled it together! Somebody's guitar prematurely ejaculates at 2:17, but that's cool, I often enjoy little errors like that. Managed to use a drum machine *WITHOUT* draining the song of emotion! Awesome stuff. It...

MM I detected the B.E undercurrent. I really love the contrast between the D-tuned distortion and chiming lead guitar in the chorus... it shouldn't work but somehow you pulled it together! Somebody's guitar prematurely ejaculates at 2:17, but that's cool, I often enjoy little errors like that. Managed to use a drum machine *WITHOUT* draining the song of emotion! Awesome stuff. It doesn't quite reach the climax I thought it would, although the lack of satisfaction tends to emphasise the atmosphere in a way.

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The Julius Set

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

24 Sep 2008

Super Reviewer
30

The rhythm section has a refreshingly powerful attack, though the synthesis of your influences is a little too one-dimensional to leave a lasting impression. The last minute of the song definitely redeemed it for me- nice change-up at 2:25. Mix wise, the vocals could go down and guitars could come up, though production has never been a main issue for me. Overall a nice effort though.

The rhythm section has a refreshingly powerful attack, though the synthesis of your influences is a little too one-dimensional to leave a lasting impression. The last minute of the song definitely redeemed it for me- nice change-up at 2:25. Mix wise, the vocals could go down and guitars could come up, though production has never been a main issue for me. Overall a nice effort though.

The References

Review

Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

16 Aug 2008

Super Reviewer
20

OK, here's the deal: you overlook the fact that I'm reviewing unearthed bands at 11:30 on a Saturday night, and I'll forget that the intro apes Interpol's 'Obstacle 1'. While this is far from terrible, you may need to consider a stylistic deviation, or at the very least stop buying so many post-punk revival records. I certainly don't expect groundbreaking inno...

OK, here's the deal: you overlook the fact that I'm reviewing unearthed bands at 11:30 on a Saturday night, and I'll forget that the intro apes Interpol's 'Obstacle 1'. While this is far from terrible, you may need to consider a stylistic deviation, or at the very least stop buying so many post-punk revival records. I certainly don't expect groundbreaking innovation on unearthed (I'm not exactly the most original songwriter in the world myself), although I'd like to see you incorporating a wider variety of influences. Song is saved by the reaction/action mantra. Pleasant enough but ultimately forgettable.

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Blonde Cobra

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

16 Aug 2008

Super Reviewer
40

Oh, how I love gloriously messy lo-fi indie pop. Though it would be nice to hear this in a higher recording quality, much of its charm lies within the distant tinniness of the guitars. Oh, how I love Pavement. Oh, how I love The New Female. But you should probably get some new tracks up here soon... it's been up here since August 2006 at the latest! Well done though- I'm glad I stumbl...

Oh, how I love gloriously messy lo-fi indie pop. Though it would be nice to hear this in a higher recording quality, much of its charm lies within the distant tinniness of the guitars. Oh, how I love Pavement. Oh, how I love The New Female. But you should probably get some new tracks up here soon... it's been up here since August 2006 at the latest! Well done though- I'm glad I stumbled upon this.

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The Blush Foundation

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

19 Jul 2008

Super Reviewer
20

I wasn't expecting too much from this song after reading its title. Thankfully, I wasn't too disappointed with the results, which are fairly mediocre. The chorus carries an infectious hook, although it is quickly driven into the ground. Somehow I feel that 'Rub it in my face' is an apt description of the chorus itself. The song is saved by the change-up around the 2:30 mark,...

I wasn't expecting too much from this song after reading its title. Thankfully, I wasn't too disappointed with the results, which are fairly mediocre. The chorus carries an infectious hook, although it is quickly driven into the ground. Somehow I feel that 'Rub it in my face' is an apt description of the chorus itself. The song is saved by the change-up around the 2:30 mark, but any momentum gained from this is completely demolished by the pointless guitar solo.

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Big Sky Theory

Review

Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

19 Jul 2008

Super Reviewer
30

Chromatic vocal melodies, 6/8 time signatures, '50s microphones, acoustic guitars... what more could a Muse fan want? As pleased as I am to hear this, your sound would definitely benefit from a wider range of influences to draw upon. I felt as if the song climaxed too early... in spite of the guitar solo, the earlier choruses would have been better off without distortion. Still, this is a ...

Chromatic vocal melodies, 6/8 time signatures, '50s microphones, acoustic guitars... what more could a Muse fan want? As pleased as I am to hear this, your sound would definitely benefit from a wider range of influences to draw upon. I felt as if the song climaxed too early... in spite of the guitar solo, the earlier choruses would have been better off without distortion. Still, this is a rather enjoyable slice of '90s alt rock for those who long for it (like me!)

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Red Craze

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

19 Jul 2008

Super Reviewer
30

*sigh* Those first thirty seconds took me back... shame that the opening riff is interchangeable with any number of blink-182 songs... and, unfortunately, quite similar to Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. The vocals are passionate, if occasionally off-key, but I've always been more impressed by the former. Good to see some dynamic contrast in what is normally a one-dimensional genre. The main ...

*sigh* Those first thirty seconds took me back... shame that the opening riff is interchangeable with any number of blink-182 songs... and, unfortunately, quite similar to Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. The vocals are passionate, if occasionally off-key, but I've always been more impressed by the former. Good to see some dynamic contrast in what is normally a one-dimensional genre. The main weakness of the song is that it sinks under the weight of its own cliches; familiarity doesn't breed contempt here, it just leaves a feeling of frustration.

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123 Amazing

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

22 Jun 2008

Super Reviewer
40

I found you guys by searching Sonic Youth on the advanced search section, and I listened to you first seeing as your name kicked arse (shallow yeah, but whatever). The most impressive thing about this song is the isolation of the instrumentation... in less pretentious terms, each section has a unique twist and the song rarely features all band members playing in unison. But instead of giving th...

I found you guys by searching Sonic Youth on the advanced search section, and I listened to you first seeing as your name kicked arse (shallow yeah, but whatever). The most impressive thing about this song is the isolation of the instrumentation... in less pretentious terms, each section has a unique twist and the song rarely features all band members playing in unison. But instead of giving the song a disjointed feel, it makes it fluent and dreamy. And yes, Kim Gordon basslines kick arse!

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Tom Ugly

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

14 Jun 2008

Super Reviewer
40

Takes a while to find it's feet, although it could be argued that the song wouldn't be nearly as effective if it weren't for the melancholic intro which, well, gets down into the chorus. The vocals remind me somewhat of Matt Bellamy. Bonus points for rhyming 'paraphernalia' with 'failure' and making it sound cool.

Takes a while to find it's feet, although it could be argued that the song wouldn't be nearly as effective if it weren't for the melancholic intro which, well, gets down into the chorus. The vocals remind me somewhat of Matt Bellamy. Bonus points for rhyming 'paraphernalia' with 'failure' and making it sound cool.

Tom Ugly

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

14 Jun 2008

Super Reviewer
40

Can't say I was as blown away by this as I was by Cult Romance, although it reveals its own peculiarity with the mechanised drum loops and distorted vocals... the My Bloody Valentine influence peered into the speakers in that outro! By the way, when the fuck is their 'new album' coming out? Nice work again, especially impressed by your ages

Can't say I was as blown away by this as I was by Cult Romance, although it reveals its own peculiarity with the mechanised drum loops and distorted vocals... the My Bloody Valentine influence peered into the speakers in that outro! By the way, when the fuck is their 'new album' coming out? Nice work again, especially impressed by your ages

Radarmaker

Review

Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

01 Jun 2008

Super Reviewer
40

Drifts and wanders without any apparent sense of direction or purpose, but the laziness of the groove never seems contrived or stagnant; rather, this song has a whimsical air, provoking (in this humble reviewer at least) a longing for a return to the days when bands like Slint ruled the indie universe... but yeah, I like this band. A lot.

Drifts and wanders without any apparent sense of direction or purpose, but the laziness of the groove never seems contrived or stagnant; rather, this song has a whimsical air, provoking (in this humble reviewer at least) a longing for a return to the days when bands like Slint ruled the indie universe... but yeah, I like this band. A lot.

Radarmaker

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Reviewed by LosingMyEdge LosingMyEdge

22 May 2008

Super Reviewer
40

It's like Sonic Youth's take on Pink Floyd's 'Breathe'... was this the album opener? It would be awesome if it was... Also interesting how the prayer-bell guitar harmonics are undercut by the drums. I'll have to listen to the other two songs later, cos I'm going to sleep now :) But well done

It's like Sonic Youth's take on Pink Floyd's 'Breathe'... was this the album opener? It would be awesome if it was... Also interesting how the prayer-bell guitar harmonics are undercut by the drums. I'll have to listen to the other two songs later, cos I'm going to sleep now :) But well done