Thursday, February 13, 2014

CASSETTE REVIEW: Forget the Times vs. The Electric Nature split (Already Dead)

                Sometimes when you have a split album, it’s important not to have the bands sound too much the same.  Other times, you don’t want them to sound too different because then you run the risk of crossing too many genres.   It really is a fine line to walk, and this split from Forget the Times and The Electric Nature makes great use of working together.

                Forget the Times has the sound of destruction.  It’s not hardcore, per se, but it is instrumental indie rock that borrows from bands like Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers and I’m also pretty sure that someone in this band really likes Mudhoney.

                The Side A of this has a great feel of an empire falling or if you’re into the religious side of things perhaps Jesus dying.   I like to think of it as the beginning of a kaiju movie when Godzilla comes in, fights with Mothra and destroys all too many buildings.

                If Forget the Times is destroying the world, The Electric Nature is rebuilding it.  They have a sort of dance pop rock with a certain clank to it that would either be the resurrection of Christ or everyone rebuilding their homes and businesses after realizing that Mecha Godzilla has driven Godzilla back into the ocean.

                Oh, and kudos to Forget the Times on their side being recorded live.  I did not realize it until the very end when I heard the applause. 

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