Howard Wuelfing | Jan 29, 2007 | Comments 0 |
The Dead Science CD review [Absolutely Kosher]
Jan 29, 2007, 11:53
THE DEAD SCIENCE Frost Giant CD
The Dead Science are a bolt from the blue and make it difficult to imagine more unlikely music being made. At its center are the lead vocals: tremulous, fluttering, defiantly operatic and affected. They're eerily reminiscent of the late, great Billy MacKenzie of The Associates fame. And frankly, the singing is worth the price of admission all by itself.
The accompanying music is moody and stylish—it's not ambient really but it is more atmosphere than straight-up tuneage. And it's surprisingly scrappy and lo-fi, very much under-produced; it's not at all the lush, smooth, sophisticated instrumental support you'd expect to go with the rococo vocals.
The contrast itself works quite nicely and we'll count that as a plus on this outing, but it'd be great to see the backdrop develop into something synergistically grand next time around. [Absolutely Kosher]
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