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Everything Is Made In China

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.60 | 6 ratings

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burritounit
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3 stars I have seen this band being compared with many bands but in particular with Radiohead. Needless to say I have heard very little of the band and I haven't liked what I've heard so far, so I still wouldn't know how this band would compare to Radiohead. Everything Is Made In China is clearly not complete post rock, but just an indie band with post rock tendencies. EIMIC's debut album 4 seems to have a lot to offer but at the same time it's lacking something from making it even better.

EIMIC's 4 starts with Catch & Carry, a song that fits the title of an intro IMO. The song sounds nice up until the moment the vocals stars but gets better in the last remaining minute, in which it sounds very similar to Sigur Rós. I started getting interested in this album up until the moment that After Rock began. This song particularly doesn't feature any vocals except for some people talking (which give the song great intensity, especially in the part where she says: "I love you") and the atmosphere and rhythms are really catchy and very melodic. This song is definitely my favorite song of 4. Besides After Rock I don't think that I really got into the other songs as much as I did on this one, though I liked Day Out (unpopular 90's), By 4 Take One Free, Closer and Speed My Way. The last song Make Trade Fears (the longest song of the album and a good one to close) sounds ok and in the last 3 minutes it has a sort of math rock oriented rhythm which is not that bad at all. In particular, each song has a sense of minimalism and their very distinctive sound and rhythm.

In overall 4 is a very unique album with good quality sound and atmosphere, but it's not that appealing to my liking. Its vocals and certain aspects of the music stopped me from making this album one of my favorites, though every now and then I give it a few spins. I really can't say if it's recommendable or not, it's only a matter of tastes. In any case, check it out; it might be worth your while.

Above average album, a 3.2 for me!

burritounit | 3/5 |

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