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Aitu - Review

Suzanne Perry is the legendary voice behind Love Spirals Downwards and for many there has been a hole in the ethereal scene that has been hard to fill since that band went defunct. With this disc she's back with 3 other talented musicians and a slightly new style and beautiful sound. These three new talents include Matt Gleason (guitars), Nicholas Pallos (Drums) and John West (bass). Our first introduction to this new project was with one of the Projekt holiday singles with a cover of "Sally's Song" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Since then fans have been longing for new music from them, to hear more from Suzanne's haunting vocals, and we finally have it, though it's only four tracks, at least it's something and well worth the wait.

The disc is short and sweet with four beautifully haunting pieces. "Panamint" kicks off the album with a slow and dreamy sound that drifts along in melancholy splendor. A solid foundation of acoustic guitars, somber bass and soft percussion moves this piece along with Suzanne's soft voice. With a little swing and kick "Accomplice" picks up the pace and mood a bit with something seemingly bright and happy. This is a nice treat and something a little unexpected for the ethereal/shoegaze scene. However, it's not all surprises and something different. "Flicker" takes a page right out of the "guide to ethereal shoegazer music" with a soft lilting sound to start off the track and then slowly building and building to a climax of soaring guitars and vocals. This building style of raw emotion and power on such beautiful pieces is something that has attracted me to this style and held my attention all these years, the way these artists can take such a predictable song structure, yet make it new, powerful and interesting each time. The finale "Un Parallel" is another captivating track with a very slow and peaceful start moving across somber moods and melancholy soundscapes. In all the majesty and splendor the music builds once again with distant, soaring guitars lifting and driving the music along leaving the listener spellbound and entranced as each instrument becomes a voice of it's own and Suzanne's vocals mix and transform into another soaring instrument in the fray of it all.

With that we come to the end of this very short EP hoping and longing for more in the near future. Fans familiar with Love Spirals Downwards, Mira, Cocteau Twins and others will love this latest new work from this quartet, definitely track it down and pick it up.

Rating: 5/5


Website: www.myspace.com/melodyguild
Label: Projekt Records

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