Alternative music reviews

August 1, 2006

On High by Soundpool

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On High by Soundpool New York’s Soundpool combine Indie and Electronica. On this, their debut album, they combine the synth blanketing of a band like M83 with driving Shoegazer guitar and drums. The texture is everything, with ethereal keyboards and mostly female vocals in the dense soundscape. The total effect is similar to Little Fluffy Clouds or even Simon Dupree’s Kites (older people might remember this) over a rock rhythm unit.

It is difficult to talk about individual tracks because the whole album is very consistent in sound. Perhaps this is why I am ambivalent about the album. If I am in the right mood then I can really enjoy it as an electronic My Bloody Valentine, but if not, I find the album cloying and too much of the same sound.


1 Comment

  1. i love their music.

    Comment by Jharra — October 9, 2006 @ 5:48 am

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