Alternative music reviews

June 9, 2009

The Resonance Association

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I thought I’d share this video of The Resonance Association’s None More Evil with you. This is my favourite track from the 2008 album “We Still Have The Stars” and possibly even extends the intensity that they achieved with their previous release “Failure OF The Grand Design”. The addition of the extremely distorted vocals makes it a menacing affront to the senses when added to their adeptness at creating atmospheric instrumental music. Every time I hear this, I keep on thinking of Satisfaction by The Residents and what if that band had developed their destructive tendencies rather than playing the (rather attractive) joke card from This is proof that Progressive music is alive and well and not an historical anomaly.

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We Still Have The Stars

February 28, 2008


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My Cogwheel Dogs interest is turning to love and admiration. I have found that if you play the songs off the latest Cress EP at very loud volume in the car then the vibrations feel wonderful. The song Anti-Coagulant is just glorious when the windows begin to shake. Every band and scrape of the Cello drives itself into your body and the vocals are rich and varied taking the cue to leave any obvious pop mediocrity. And you can download the EP for free by going to and entering your email address. You get a link to download on entering your email address (and can unsubscribe immediately if you are shy).

After declaring The Resonance Association’s Failure OF The Grand Design as the best album of last year I am happy to point out that there is a free download of an EP of re-worked tracks from the album on Burning Shed. The rascals include a track that isn’t even on the album Montag Morgen and found myself bathing in every note of the feedback guitar. Any sane person’s reaction to this world should be wrapping their arms around themselves and rhythmically rocking in a chair – this is a soundtrack to it, but don’t tell your Psychiatrist.

I’m probably very late but I have spotted that at some time in the last year The Studiofix did upload a free EP How I Spent My Summer Vacation. It’s totally different from the debut album where they belted out a Rock/Soul/Indie classic – but it has a very special charm to make your toes turn up in their socks. You can also learn what a “cockblock” is. Download from here