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Ganymede
Falling EP
Ninthwave Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
Ganymede's Falling is hardly of the standard EP-length at all. It is eight songs long, some being over five minutes long and the shortest song, "Are you falling in love again?" clocks in with a not-so-meager three minutes and forty three seconds of music.

The kind of music, in fact, is electropop, plain and simple. The album shows Ganymede's fairly wide range (within their field of expertise), from the ridiculously eighties-sounding "somehow," complete with emotional, spoken word, almost slow-rap-sounding interludes with sort of British-sounding accents, to the more techno-influenced "kinder days (biomachine mix)."

The band can be almost charmingly cheesy in their obvious love for the eighties. They wear parachute pants and Adidas shirts. They're the kind of people you might smirk at on the street, depending on who you are. We've all seen people like this, people who just can't seem to let go.

Though, personally, I'd much prefer something a bit more original, maybe a little less synthpop, (even though, I have to admit, its quite an achievement to be a synthpop or electropop band lately who isn't derivative of Kraftwerk or the Pet Shop Boys) that's just me and I'm sure that all you people mourning the end of that illustrious decade we call the eighties, listening to the Falling EP will be quite a welcome blast from the past.

Reviewed by Jeanette Samyn
A contributing writer for LAS and a former music director WBAR at Barnard College.

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