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The Method and Result

"The Things You Miss" CD

Losing Blueprint / KiraKira Disc


Losing Blueprint
94 Prince St., #3
Boston, MA 02113

Oct 11 - 17 2004

You've heard it dozens of times before, but somehow electronic/pop hybrid music always has something to offer.  In the case of Megan and Mason Wendell, the husband/wife duo behind The Method and Result, there is significant evidence to suggest that the genre still has a long way to go before it becomes stale.  The Things You Miss is just an EP, but it perfectly captures the band's lush, pretty sound.  Electronics are definitely in abundance, but the songs are particularly successful because of their catchiness.

This EP's best tracks are its most infectious - although Method and Result's style isn't necessarily all that immediately accessible (the electronic aspect takes getting used to), it is one that really grows on the listener.  "Party List" could be The Things You Miss's best moment - its chorus is incredibly catchy, and the unique, electronic rhythm adds a certain complexity.  Due to its unusual structure, the listener can easily forget about the verse/chorus/bridge format.  "I Will Not Demand What I'm Worth," meanwhile, is pretty and extremely listenable, with a lovely modern pop sound.  A few of the other songs could use a few more hooks, but for the most part this is a successful record.  Pick it up to experience some unconventional, electro-dabbling pop music.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 6 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2004]