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Genre: Dance & Electronic


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All Artists: 8mm
Title: Opener
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: ChelseaGirl Records
Release Date: 5/31/2005
Genre: Dance & Electronic
Style: Electronica
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 689076715324

CD Reviews

Great Music
Lorelai | Hixson, TN USA | 08/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great first album by 8mm. I got to see them perform live and it was such a wonderful show that I bought this CD from them there. It may only be 6 songs, but you won't be disappointed if you purchase it. If you want to check them out first and see what they sound like, they have a MySpace page: They also have a new full album coming out 9/26/06 entitled "Songs to Love and Die By" and I will definitely be getting it."
Heady Electro-Pop
Kenneth E. Knox | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/11/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"On their debut, a six-song independently released EP, Los Angelino duo 8mm manage to create music that is at once familiar, yet remains strikingly original on its own merits. Their "sound" is a pleasant mix of ambient electronica and contemporary pop-rock--Morcheeba or Portishead as fronted by Heather Nova or Juliana Hatfield--the kind of stuff increasingly heard in arty coffee shops and on sexy teen TV dramas like One Tree Hill and The O.C. But, fueled by the post-industrial pedigree of Sean Beavan (former sound engineer and co-producer for Nine Inch Nails and mixer for Marilyn Manson) and the ethereal, haunting voice of his muse/wife, Juliette, 8mm eschews simply rehashing the material of others in favor of putting their own unique stamp on it. The production is refreshingly subtle; there's a ghostly simplicity to tracks like the lilting "Save Yourself" and the dreamy "Never Enough," while heavier-hitting entries (the rap-infused "Nothing Left to Lose," for instance) remain free of much of the overdone gadgetry too often heard today. Though one wonders what heights the duo might reach should they ever choose to rock out in the manner that Sean's former musical associates are known for, the band's first effort succeeds in being a memorable entry into the genre, and an exciting promise of projects yet to come."