"You Are Beautiful" CDR
Genres: indie pop, instrumental rock
Mar 29 - Apr 4 2004
You Are Beautiful is a very nice - if cryptic - release.
There is no track listing, just a simple cover with a couple of
Polaroids supplementing it. Contained on the CDR itself are five
long instrumentals using guitar, drums, and bass. Piano, as well
as numerous field recordings and samples, are used to add more content
to the disc's duration. Though there isn't much variation in the
atmosphere and melodies on this disc, I really enjoy Musicfor playing
in the background while I'm working. The band's songs are very
smooth and deep, with a somewhat creepy mood.
It is tough to single out particular songs on this album, as they
are all quite similar to one another. The second track, listed
on the band's website as "Flat", is probably my favourite.
It uses a simple guitar melody to supplement a much stronger
percussive backbone. Piano is eventually added, and is
incorporated very successfully.
Altogether, this is a very interesting release from a band most
people probably haven't heard of. While instrumental rock discs
have become as common as teen pop records as far as bargain bins go,
those who think the genre is dull and tiresome may find You Are
Beautiful to be quite the anomaly.
[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the
band, released 2003]