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"Consider This A Warning" CDR EP


Genre: electro pop, synth pop

June 2006

Since they're looking for a label, Provocateur might want to give Omega Point a knock - they seem right up the electro/punk/whatever label's alley. They'll need to work on their songs first, though. This EP isn't bad for synth-pop, but it has a few clear flaws. First off, the title-track: it's got a definite sex appeal (in a dark sort of way), and a decent melody, but it doesn't make you want to listen to it over and over again. Perhaps the synths are a bit repulsive, in their gushy, unapologetic manner. However, it's this EP's best shot at a single; "Writhe" is nice and creepy, but not immediate enough, while "Ain't Big Enough" hasn't got the vocal hooks. "Out Of My System" also works from a single perspective, though it takes a close second to the title-track. This boy/girl duo have a bit of a goth thing going on with their makeup and their music's dark mood, which adds a nice edge to their already appealing image, though they will still need to beef up their songwriting chops before they garner any worthwhile label interest. Promising.



Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the band, released 2006]