have been listening to this album for over a week now, listening to it
on/off, on my way back and forth to work, really trying my best to get
to terms with this debut album from American band Degree Absolute. And
to say I am torn apart is an understatement, because I really don't know
what to think!
initial though was that the album was very unbalanced and my first
impressions weren't wrong!
is very clear we are dealing with some very talented and skilful
musicians, a good production - the mix has been carried out by none
other than Neil Kernon - does help a lot, but we do end up with a very
uneven album, most the album is borderline exceptional and if the entire
album had been like that, then this album would have received a very
high rating, but on the other hand the ambient songs end up in the other
end of the scale... really a shame.
So all in all, this has to be a pleasing experience
with some boring set-backs and I know, which direction I hope they will
take on their next album, because the band shows with those 5 songs,
just how great a potential they possess in this area. As for the ambient
stuff, well I could easily have done without it, but take a listen and
make up your own mind...