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"Line: 000: Taligent" CDR

Magical Princess Records

Genres: classical, pop, electronic

band website

Sep 15 - 21 2003

First off, all of COBOL's albums are available for free download at So if you're interested in trying COBOL (aka George Edward Green III) tunes out for yourself, you've got no reason not to.

The question is, do you want to? Line: 000: Taligent is an unusual album. It combines Green's interest in electronic music with solo piano pieces and vocal-based tunes. The first three tracks are pleasant but unexciting piano compositions that feature a lot of echoing (assumedly to build a sense of mystery and mystique). "Darkness (Cry Mix)" follows as the first song with vocals, but it isn't catchy at all and ends up seeming disjointed and boring. The only interesting track is "Taligent" and its remix (although the latter doesn't do as much with the track as one might hope, only really giving it a different beat). It is relatively infectious albeit simplistic in melody.

All in all, this might be worth a try seeing as it's free, although there isn't enough content here to warrant a purchase.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 8 tracks, distributed by the band, released 2003]