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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Fat Possum

Rating: 7/10 ?

March 1, 2007
Compared to contemporaries, labelmates and countrymen Z, with their improv-rooted avant-garde melange of dissonanace, tension, and unpredictability, Japanese ensemble Lite's Filmlets is a somewhat more straightforward affair, albeit within the parameters of Japanese alt-rock. Lite are firmly ensconced in the math-rock side realm of instrumental music, which is a style that many find difficult to embrace or appreciate. However, Lite manage to imbue more than a little warmth into the often cold, geometric forms offered by other like-minded artists. Of course, by its very nature the level of instrumental complexity and performance on Filmlets is first-rate but, unlike some of their contemporaries, Lite manage to fuse such dexterity and attention to detail to coherent song structures and melodies, creating tracks that succeed in genuinely engaging the listener in more than a simple chin-rubbing exercise. Indeed, this is one of those rare beasts in recorded music, a math-rock album one can heartily recommend to the uninitiated.

Reviewed by Mark Thompson

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