Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Past Tense, still great
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After the demise of Hoover, they came back into the studio to do this Cd in 1997. While it captures a lot of what hoover was, a great band who captured the necessity of harnessing the enregy they emitted, and recycling it a few times, it doesn't do the justice hoover deserves and what The Lurid Traversal of Route 7 gave them. Still a good album, i would recommend it to anyone who likes Lurid Traversal. The bass lines still churn, and the drums are still heavy. The guitar doesn't have as much weight in the songs, and i feel that plays a big role in the weakness in parts. For those of you who were weaned and love Electrolux, the remix of the song on this CD is something to behold. The songs raw energy is still very much there, and the mixing is done very very well. Overall, a good CD."
Get what you can!
michaelnace | Glen Mills, PA United States | 02/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If Hoover had been a prolific band that released a bevy of records, perhaps this CD wouldn't be as special. But since they have so little to show for in their discography ("Lurid Traversal," their only full-length, and a handful of 7"s), this CD is an integral piece of music, completing the definitive math rock collection. Recorded in 1997, Hoover's final CD marks the true end of the math rock tradition which ostensibly begun in the early 90s with Slint, and continued through directly with Rodan, Hoover, Don Caballero, and then later the Crownhate Ruin, June of '44, Regulator Watts, Drill For Absentee, and other offshoots. All of the songs on this EP were written and recorded back in '93 with the other songs for "Lurid Traversal," but re-recorded at the new WGNS. There are plenty of wonderful moments on this CD to keep you engaged, and it really shows the individual growth of each member in their post-Hoover form: Chris Farrell's drumming is decidedly more dub and funk from his pursuits in The Sorts, Al Dunham's guitar sound and evocations are further glorified -- a true master of sound and emotion, Fred Erskine's bass and writing is less hardcore and more avant garde, and Joe McRedmond comes into full light with his epic "Breather Resist," which levels him out as a songwriter alongside Erskine and Dunham's efforts on "Lurid Traversal." This is definitely an important record, a must-buy for the math rock enthusiast!"