I didn’t know what to expect going into this album. I had never heard the band before, nor of them, and have never really indulged in much experimental rock at all.
I was very surprised.
Their Last.fm gives a little background on the band. Apparently it’s 3 guys total. Two of them play guitar, one sings, one drums, and one programs the Nintendo Entertainment System that holds a lot of their sounds. That’s right 8 bit fans, The Deprecation Guild is powered by NES.
They don’t seem to overuse the machinery, either. It sounds fluid, dreamlike, unlike some people who find a keyboard or computer for the first time.
The album should be listened to in entirety, they have planted themes that don’t unfold themselves fully in just one song, but require an album.
Christoph’s voice is very nice. The mix of the album layers him just barely in front of the other instruments, allowing them to all blend into one nice sound. He has a really soft tone, and doesn’t strain throughout the album. He floats.
This really is a nice surprise for me. I wasn’t able to understand the lyrics very well throughout, and would have liked to see a sheet, but that was no problem. It was nice music to listen to. No one trying to impress anyone, no one begging for radio play, just 3 guys melding into some great music.
Song that kind of stuck out to me : Through the Snow
It could be genre-ized as : 8bit, shoegaze, reverrrrrb
Bands that kind of remind me of it : Silversun Pickups, Morrissey for some reason – I guess his voice sometimes, This Day & Age
Link to download : http://www.sendspace.com/file/mmyoxz – Official album date of release 05/18/2010
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