Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA After One - Burden Of Knowing
|After One produce well crafted semi jangly pop with a melancholy center and long flowing notes. The title track particularly seems like a major label bid, with tight production and drama ripe for a video. Some swirly effects, a little of the psych-pop feel of era's gone by, wit every corner populated with something complimentary to the song. I think this is among the best indie-pop things I've heard in a long time. As a big bonus, there's a spaghetti surf instro called "Fistful Of Reverb" that's moody and oozing bullfight drama, plus a picturesque instrumental that's like a soaring Euro-prog movie for your ears.|
Picks: Fistful of Reverb, Little Spanish Fly Wing
Track by Track Review
Spaghetti Surf (Instrumental)
Opening with a sad bullfight scene, "Fistful of Reverb" suddenly picks up it's pace with great piano and guitar, and a trumpet heralding the glory of the ring. This is a very well crafted piece, dramatic, artful, and full of life. It's like a movie, layered with dissolving scenes of action and courage.
Soaring Prog (Instrumental)
"Little Spanish Fly Wing" is a picturesque instrumental that's like a soaring Euro-prog movie for your ears. Long leaning notes, classical piano, sad scenes, big sound, and evolving conflict and drama. Not a drop of surf, just serious listening dramatic music that's full and emotional.