Saturday, August 28, 2010

Conductive Alliance - Water Glyphs (2010)

I love getting submissions because they're mostly pretty good. Chicago's Conductive Alliance is actually really good, they sound like an updated version of that city's once burgeoning post-rock scene; think a futuristic interpretation of bands like The Sea and Cake (but less jazzy), 90 Day Men (and less proggy) or Tortoise (less psychedelic) that was raised on pure pop melodies and electro beats- this would be my loose interpretation of their Water Glyphs EP, a seven-track suite that spans almost 27 minutes. It's a wonderfully crafted and unique blend of all the above styles that both reference their respective influences while never coming close to ripping them off and sheds the arty pretension some of those bands have been accused of; Conductive Alliance is way more accessible than those bands.

Anyhow, do yourself a favor and download this, I'm sure it'll be near the top of one of my year-end lists...


icastico said...

Thanks for the tip on this one.

For you and your readers:
The latest aboombong, amnemonic is out now.
Available "name your own price" at

Don't sleep on the limited edition bonus track.

p.s. just added a link to you over at Pen & Mallet

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