All Over Everywhere — Inner Firmaments Decay
(Emkog Records 010, 2010, CD)
by Jon Davis, Published 2011-06-01
I really wanted to like this one. It’s keyboard-heavy symphonic rock with female vocals, with some good ideas in both composition and arrangement. But after listening to it in a number of settings, including big stereo speakers, headphones, and even in the car, and at varying volumes, but I just can’t handle the tinny sound, and no equalization I can do helps. Sure, a Mellotron is supposed to sound kind of tinny, but when the drums sound tinny it just gets on my nerves. I can understand part of this as an aesthetic choice — some people like the sound of heavy reverb — but with so much compression of the frequency spectrum, the music lacks the dynamics and power it should have. I know there must be some great stuff hiding in here, but it’s lost to me. These are the demos for a pretty solid album.
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