"Symphony on Saturn" CD
Genres: alternative rock, rock
Electric Candy Shop
152 Main St.
Kingston, PA 18704
Nov 10 - 16 2003
that band you formed in high school where you tried to sound
like all the groups you heard on mainstream alternative
radio? Remember how awful it was? Bingo.
Electric Candy Shop's Symphony on Saturn is a
revelation in mediocrity. When they do muster up the necessary
elements of melody and rhythm, they mess it up with overflowing angst
and shoddy recording quality. "Must Have Been," for
example, shows melodic promise at first, but throws it all away
through whininess and dull, shoddy performance. They're going to
need to rethink their angsty emo/alt rock blend and improve their
sound mixing next time around if they ever want to get anywhere with
I don't feel I really have much more to say about this album except
to warn you not to buy it. And I hope I'm not discouraging the
band from making any more music, as it's clear that the talent's there
- it just needs to be tapped properly. Better luck next time.
[Vitals: 10 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2003]