Saturday, July 11, 2015

TERRACE: "We Fall Together"

Rating: RR
Label: PrescriptionPR 2015
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Simon Lock (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Alex Cooper (guitar, keys) and Kalani Polson (drums) formed Terrace in 2010 with intent that Terrace will make music that doesn't obey the fickle music scene. Too many sub genres confuse the palate and create short lived trends. Instead, why not make music that can reference the past, lighten the future and live in the present?

"As a band, we have one main goal, which is... to create and play unpretentious dance music that pays no attention to current fads. Rather than follow the rest of the herd, we pull strongly from our deep roots in House Music, Techno, Funk, Disco, Brit Pop, Post Punk, and Ambient and throw it all together in one ear pleasing mix." From opening Special Place to closing Caisse Tete, there's rockier elements drifting into the synth pattern, staccato percussion, the sax sound, the 80s Spandau Ballet meet the 90s house.

It's all very transcending and tracks seem to blend together like ecstasy at the docklands. The result is perhaps just a tad too bland as they could benefit from having more tracks in the style of 'White Heat'. Level 42 goes house could work as the basic description. Meh.

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