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Celadon Candy

Celadonia

Review by Gary Hill

The general description of this set would be, "electronic music." There is a decent range here, though. We get things that are more dance oriented, others that are trippy, music that's more like Depeche Mode and more. Overall, I'd say this is quite effective. It never feels "samey." The only real problem is that the vocals just feel a little off a lot of the time. Still, it's only a matter of degrees, and not really overly distracting.

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Track by Track Review
Irritant

There is a cool rocking groove to the electronic concept on this. The vocals seem a bit like something from the 80s.

Libertines
In a lot of ways this reminds me of something that Depeche Mode might have done in the 80s. It's a bit mellower than the opener, but still has a lot of energy.
Broken
A bit more of a techno element is on display here. I like the more melodic section of this quite a bit. This is probably mellower than either of the two openers.
Undercutter
I like the rhythmic elements on this number quite a bit. There are hints of space music built into it, too. I'd consider this to be one of the most effective pieces here.
Snakes
I love the piano on this cut. It's a prettier, rather balladic piece. It does have a minor parental advisory on the lyrics. This is one of the shorter songs here.
Celadonia
The title track comes in a bit trippy and grows outward from there. It's a very unusual and rather progressive piece. It's nearly an instrumental as their are only some bits of processed vocals more like loops.
Socialist
Fast paced electronic sounds are the order of business here. This one is is quite rhythmically based in a lot of ways. It gets some more parental advisories for the lyrics.
1JuneDemo?
This is one of the coolest cuts here. It has a great flow to the lyrical elements. There is a spacey, trippy electronic sound to the music. It all works together to make this one work exceptionally well.
Sweet
While there are no huge changes here, this is still effective.
Apostacy
I dig the groove on this cut. It's very much electronic dance music. It's energized and quite cool. This includes some references to other stuff on the set.
 
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