Celebrity Love Crisis "s/t" 3" CDPosted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 @ 7:48am » permalink
This succinct 3" CD-R represents the three-song demo from UK instrumental act Celebrity Love Crisis, who shares two members and a somewhat comparable riffing style with Analysis of Bison Kills. There's a little bit of a warm 70's progressive rock thing happening with some of the more straightforward dual guitar work and harmonies, with a slight math metal angle amidst some of the chunkier chord progressions, but you can definitely expect loads of pulsing basslines and winding pull-off riffs that bounce all over the place. Since there's just three tracks in 12 minutes it's hard to get a feel for where the material's really heading, but closer "Fat and Glamorous" spreads out into some unexpected clean passages and really cool uses of warped, discordant chord phrasings – not to mention a little more feeling and emotion – so I'd certainly like to hear those elements explored further. The recording could also use a hint more work in terms of brightening up the highs and giving the killler bass work some more breathing room, but this is still a promising start. The packaging's hand-numbered out of just 100 copies, and the artwork kicks ass, so… we'll see what the future holds!