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Theme of Laura "2010 demo" CD

Posted on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 @ 7:18am » permalink

Theme of Laura - 2010 demoHere we have five tracks and about 20 minutes of excellent emo/screamo from French trio Theme of Laura, and I'd say the band would've been right at home in the 90's, before "emo" and "screamo" became such "dirty words". The material is driven predominantly by jangly guitars with only faint traces of light distortion and vocals that fall into that half-spoken/half-yelling middle ground. There's just the right amount of catchy energy to the songwriting, balanced with relaxed atmospheres and the tactfully jarring/chaotic influences that one would tend to expect from this traditionally loose, rugged approach to the genre. Also utilized is an appropriately raw, stripped down recording that lets every element play an equal role in the mix – from the highly active pulses of bass to the dry, natural percussion. Everything about this demo feels really natural and honest, though, and that's an important characteristic for this classic style of "emo". I'll let the music speak for itself. I'm really looking forward to hearing more from this band…

Theme of Laura "Maitriser l'Impermanence"

Physical copies of the demo are available in a limited edition of 100 with screenprinted covers, so get in touch with the band if you're interested in acquiring one. Otherwise, they've been generous enough to make the entire demo available as a free download:

[DOWNLOAD] Theme of Laura "2010 demo" (@ Bandcamp)

1 Comment...

  1. Ethereal Grapefruit says:

    I enjoy the jangly guitar. Nice and raw sounding, but well played. Eyes peeled for more. Band name reminds me of that Christopher Cross song. Which may or may not be intended, but nevertheless is a good thing in my book as that song is rule.

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