Dot Hacker's new album came off as an interesting offer from Klinghoffer after the mild RHCP's release last year. It is particularly intriguing to see that, as mainstream as the artist may have gone when joining his current 'main' band, he still remains somewhat of a musical ghost amidst the countless yearly releases most publications pay attention to throughout the seasons. The band`s third full lenght album doesn't diverge much from what they'd done in their previous, as they build these nine atmospheric, airy experimental rock songs full of soaring guitar patterns, androgynous vocals from Klinghoffer himself and an imending feeling of loneliness and gloom that revolves the whole thing. The results here are definitely not as consistent as one might wish, but this album does hold its powerful cuts, like main-single C Section, Apt Mess or the tense and weightless Forgot to Smile. After listening to this (especially the mentioned tracks), one thing gets clear: these guys certainly deserve far more attention than they receive.
Weirdly catchy single from the american punk band, who sound as uncategorizable as they can with these strange, upbeat electronic synths at the beginning of the song, but soon transitioning into a more settled-down instrumental, providing a fun and considerably well-written short song.
Following the exact same formula from the interesting past project, Phonemenomicon, the mysterious Impossible Nothing returns with another 260-minute long album that tries to emulate the best features of their past release, but ends up sounding like a much less striking electronic album - this time sloppier, messier than the already dystopian sound experience that was Phonemenomicon. While the massive tracklisting holds a few fine grooves, it is sad to see that, aside from its excruciating lenght, the project is but a copy of itself on this new bandcamp release.