Thursday, 5 April 2012

PacificUV - Weekends review

PacificUV - Weekends

If one is looking for an uplifting collection of tunes to brush away the cobwebs of winter and welcome in the first birdsong of spring, then playing “Weekends” by PacificUV is not to be recommended. That is not to say however that there is no place for the music that the Athens, Georgia duo of Clay Jordan and Howard Hudson has produced on this their latest release.

Opening with a dissonant, plaintive “Friday Night Dream” the scene is set for the dream like narrative that runs throughout the album, the lyrical inspiration of which is drawn from the idea of a disintegrating relationship. “Funny Girl” is upbeat and brisk, the lyrics themselves are sparkling and upfront, and the tempo is infectiously danceable. The mood darkens somewhat as “Just4Kix” gazes down into the soul, and “Baby Blue” forces the listener into a state of melancholia which questions the sentient being of even the most cynical critic.

“I’m Here (But It’s Not Me)” rides, reasonably, happily on a driving bass line and bubbling synthesiser lines, while “Ballerina” uses vocoder to create an intermission from the introspection, with a solid dance rhythm line, and the phrase “turn your sadness into sound” as a mantra for the forlorn listener....

Read the full review at This Is not A Scene

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