In the Silence – 3 song EP
~reviewed by Blu
Wonderfully reminiscent of the old days when Souixsie reined queen-surpreme in the underground airways, 13th Sky comes twirling in on tornado of dreamy stirrings from California. Composed of members from bands such as The Winter Chapter, The Thaw and The Razor Skyline, this 3 song EP is enough to make my mouth water. I liked them the second the first note played. Marvelous stuff. As a reviewer you get quite jaded and bored with band after band sometimes – but this is unique – different, wonderful.
The first track, “In the Silence” has vocalist Otagaki wavering flirtatiously between phrases – her voice sing songy yet edgey and raw. This is nearly a perfect example of what I find most appealing in female gothic vocals. Yum! The second track, “Pretty Life,” while a bit more mellow, is full of beautiful, echoing watery vocals much akin to the haunting sounds of Belly. The last track, “A New Ritual” is the track I played at the StarVox LIVE in Seattle. With its driving, up-tempo beat; it’s a perfect club track. The guitars and keys through out are powerful and masterfully executed. In a scene that is almost inundated with synthesized bands, its oh so refreshing to hear real instruments being played.
Definitely a band to put on your “ones to watch” list.
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