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"13 Minutes of Love and Doom" CD

Noreaster Failed Industries

Genres: noise rock, indie rock, math rock

band website

Feb 14 - 20 2005

From a purely aesthetic standpoint, this beautifully designed CD gives no indication of its contents.  Beyond the artwork, however, 13 Minutes is an extremely intense noise-rock record, matching angular guitars and rhythms with abrasive male/female vocals.  And while the record breezes past in a mere thirteen minutes (of love and doom), it leaves a lasting impression.  Mathy noise rock is the name of the game, sort of like Faraquet and Jawbox sent through the woodchipper of experimental noise rock.  This is vicious music, but it serves a role - thirteen minutes of Struction is like a massive mind-purge, blasting out all your thoughts and putting you very much "in the moment."  I wouldn't recommend this for everyone, but it has a unique, brash quality that is pretty uncommon these days.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 7 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2004]