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2.89 | 16 ratings

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2 stars Eight is first

I'm usually not a huge fan of EP releases simply because most are so short and really only apply to fans of the band or the band's style. Nurkostam's debut EP (strangely titled XIII) is no exception to this rule.

As far as the music style is concerned, I found most of this EP has tinges of prog rock underneath a mostly dream pop base. Many bands have been name-dropped over the reviews, but I can hear a lot of Radiohead and Mew in the sound.

The vocal department is not good. It seems the band has two singers, one who has a feint, whispery tone but not strong at all, and the other who sounds like Eddie Vedder. Yarling doesn't quite fit the tone of the EP.

''Iscream'' is the anomaly track in which the band attempts avant-jazz-rock. It's fine for what it is, but to stick a track like that at the very beginning is complete buzzkill. The opening few minutes should establish solidity in the sound; the way ''Iscream'' veers into ''Dome'' so suddenly pops the balloon and it just spurts from then on.

Albums proper are usually the way to truly discover music artists. Nurkostam is no exception.

Sinusoid | 2/5 |


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