Genres: electronica, instrumental rock
Apr 28 - May 5 2003
debut self-titled EP is a collection of six pieces, each one
featuring electric guitar (the guy behind Null_Object is
actually Gary Hebert, a professional guitarist) and electronic
elements combined. For the most part, the EP is a very
enjoyable, mind-expanding ride, but it feels as if Hebert's
upcoming album might be a better purchase.
"Hiding Bridges" may be the album's most effective
piece. With a dark, powerful mood, it is a very accessible track
with a great atmosphere - the guitars build a very grand, strong
sound, while the synths create a sense of eeriness. Many artists
will forget about catchiness while going for a specific feel, but Null_Objct
never sacrifices melody - a track like "Hiding Bridges"
proves he's able to handle both accessibility and mood at once.
Another fine example of this is "Blue Line," a strong
performance that relies primarily on the guitars, showcasing Hebert's
mastery of his instrument. Parts of it are reminiscent of the
sort of drone rock that's being purveyed by Landing and Surface
and Eceyon, except not nearly as psychedelic.
Overall, this is a fine EP that bodes well for Null_Objct's
upcoming album. If he can sustain the quality shown on tracks
like "Nitrous" and "Hiding Bridges" over the
course of a full-length album, then we've got a lot to look forward
6 songs, distributed by CD
Baby, released 2002]