Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Do Make Say Think|
Do Make Say Think
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Song by Song.......
M. Starr | Kansas City | 01/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Do Make Say Think are one of those bands that you just happen to stumble accross. Being on the incredible record label Constellation from Canada, I picked this up because of the comparisons to godspeed you black emperor! and Tortoise. I would have to say that these two comparisons are pretty accurate. I actually like this album a lot. It kind of reminds me of a band playing dj shadow music. Here's a recap...1978 - very jazzy rock with a slow, moody tempo. consistent.Le'espalace - trippy beginning fading into a very beautiful guitar oriented song. the most fluid song on the album.If I only... - another laid back song with a nice easy pace and a gentle drum beat that will chill you out for years to come.Highway 420 - very atmospheric. minimalist intro. great for headphones since the sound travels from speaker to speaker like the music is moving around you. to me this is the dj shadow sounding song of the album with a bit of country atmosphere.Dr. Hooch - leaving off where highway 420 ended, this song has the similar dusty road country feel with a very blunted bass line and a nice ride symbol to carry the whole song. the end becomes very funky with a cool drum beat. by now you will realize that you have a great album on your hands.Disco & Haze - holy "drug music" beginning. i once read a reviewer say of the beginning of this song, "in one part of this song, and you'll know when you hear it, you will have to pick yourself up off the floor to look in the mirror to make sure your insides haven't shot out your nose." pretty intense nonetheless. later this songs picks back up the pace of the first five songs. also, a very beautiful, consistent song.Onions - just a short little 1:30 min. trip.The Fare To Get There - the final song. it's a long one. you'll have to hear this one for yourself.My overall verdict is that this is just an incredible album. Very similar in sound to other artists, but at the same time very different. I'm hoping you'll enjoy this album as much as I did. Definately worth the purchase. Check out all artists on the Constellation label. You'll be impressed by the amount of work they put into the packaging."
Keir H. Fogarty | fort collins, colorado United States | 09/01/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"so I couldn't help but buy this album when I saw such favorable comparisons to bands like tortoise for this band, and upon first listen, I was appropriately blown away, but then I noticed the achilles heel of this album--lack of movement---this album sees DMST finding great riffs and sounds, but then not developing enough movement of sound and structure for their long format songs, ultimately reducing it to great background music, because its just not interesting enough to hold my attention for the 10 minutes or whatever these songs last---the comparison to tortoise I heard made me think of the infamous song "DJed" by tortoise that continues on for 20 minutes, but you will notice that DJed has several movements (almost like a rock symphony or something) such that Djed at minute 3 is a different song (but with the same themes) as DJed at minute 12---DMST doesn't have this movement within themes that I find essential for songs over 8 minutes long---A DMST song at minute 5 is the same as it is at minute 8---granted, there are some extended, creative intros that I love, but I wish they explored more within every songs structure"
This album is great.
M. Starr | 03/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Do Make Say Think have a sound somewhere between Tortoise and Godspeed You Black Emperor! If that sounds appealing to you, pick this up. Heck, even if it doesn't. Do Make Say Think write brilliant songs and they play them even better. You could almost call this album jazzy if you wanted to. A good album for sitting very still and paying very close attention to. Kind of dark. Despite the above, Do Make Say Think are absolutely positively NOT suffering from a case of the "Floyds" as other lesser "experimental" bands are sometimes prone to do."