"Transmissions From The Biosphere" CD
Genres: shoegazer, dream pop
1624 Alberta Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72227
Mar 26 - 30 2003
from Little Rock, Arkansas, play their own brand of electronic
shoegazer-pop that will surely appeal to indie poppers alike. On
Transmission From The Biosphere, layers of fuzz and drone haze
above dreamy vocals and spacey percussion to produce a dream-pop sound
that's surprisingly fresh. It's no wonder the Clairecords folks
have been so impressed by them.
Particularly excellent tracks include "Saturn 5,"
"Planet One," and "Central Image," the latter of
which is an eight-minute epic filled with shifting guitars, echoing
vocals, short vocal samples, and even a bit of sitar.
"Floating" is another excellent track; it is beautifully
slow and calm, taking a more dreamy approach to the shoegazer
genre. Meanwhile, "Summertime Comeback" is a positive,
upbeat tune with a warm, albeit repetitive, feel.
Altogether, Transmissions From The Biosphere is a thoroughly
engaging listen. Shoegazer and dream pop fans would be
well-advised to give it a try, there isn't a mediocre track to be
8 songs, distributed by Tone
Vendor, released 2002]