Sunday, July 13, 2008

BRUNCH: Belle Epoque

Intricate French dynamicore resists distortion, recalls any number of mid-'90s pleaders, actually keeps the quiet parts interesting. Waltzing guitars and time-sig hijinx populate this titanic 25-minute "EP"; the hoarse vocals are probably embarrassing to a native speaker, but they convince as is. See also last year's Emo Apocalypse comp on React with Protest for an amusing, coerced transposition of this band's long-form chansons into 30-second format.

"La danse finie, les masques tombent"
"Le mal à penser"
"Naufragées volontaires"
"Il est trop tard"
"On cultive la distance"
"Une simple étoile"

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