Recently, I’ve been downloading and listening to music like crazy from Band Camp. This is a review of a group of songs by the same band I got from Band Camp- usually it constitutes an EP. This is a song-by-song review and it is never to exceed six songs. At the end, I will tell you the “Recommended Downloading Level”, which means whether or not I think you should spend your time downloading these songs. It’s on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 meaning that you should stop reading my review and download these songs immediately and 1 meaning that if you even think about downloading these songs your computer will be infected with a horrific bad music virus. Enjoy.
Art Institute “First In A Series of Audio Demonstrations”
01: “Taleb’s Curve” [2:57] -- We start with some singing kind of like talking over a slow beat, but then kick into something much more punk rock. This has hints of TSOL to it and I’m really digging that.
02: “Caste Away” [5:25] -- We start off a bit slower with this one. More of an indie rock feel than the previous punk rock feel. Still, a solid song.
03: “My Instincts Lie Forgotten” [4:30] -- Back to rocking here somewhere between punk and indie. Seemingly same lines over and over again about how a mother needs a helping hand from me.
04: “Disharmonics” [5:25] -- Kind of like song three, only with a guitar hook and somewhat different lyrics. You’ve gotta hold it together so you don’t fall apart.
Clocking in at eighteen minutes and eighteen seconds, do we really know enough about Art Institute to accurately decide whether or not you should download these four songs? Regardless, I say these four songs are pretty good and if you like that punk/indie feel then these will be right up your alley.
Recommended Downloading Level: 3/5