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True Dimension

Review by Gary Hill

The sound here is certainly unique. This music seems to blend modern alternative rock based stuff with country and more. I'd say that the choruses are almost always effective. Some of the other parts of a song here or there don't seem to work quite as well. Still, this earns a lot of points for originality. Besides that, it's all pretty good.

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Track by Track Review
True Dimension
Electronic music, modern prog, classic rock and more merge on this cut. While the tune is hard to pin down in terms of musical style, it's quite an effective number. The vocal hooks are very catchy, and the musical arrangement is solid.
Pierced Lip Smile

There is a definite country music vibe here. Yet it also has the same mix of sounds we heard on the opener present, too. Again, the hooks are positively infectious.

You To Save Me
This cut isn't as effective as the last couple tunes. It's more in line with a country rock sound. It's just a little awkward on the verses. The chorus hooks are still quite strong.
My Little Curioso
There is a lot of "La Bamba" and "Twist and Shout" (essentially the same songs) here. In fact, I'd have to guess that this was built around those songs, particularly on the closing segment which seems to be a direct nod. Pop music, country and alternative rock all merge on this piece.
Mind The Violets
The mix of sounds here is similar to the last song. I like the slide guitar elements on this. The country tones seem to be dominant here in a lot of ways.
Take Me Indigo
While there is still some of that alternative rock vibe here, this is the most decidedly country based tune here. It is also the slowest and most balladic piece of the set. The slide guitar is classy, and the organ lends some great retro stylings.
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