Hardly anything is known about Think Twice just that they are three French fellows into electronic music, rock'n'roll with a cold and squeaky feel. With obvious huge influences from Sonic youth, and the post punk modernisation of all thing classic, this album doesn't feel like its reflecting what this trio is capable of. With cold meshed beats and a clanky bass guitar that's stale alway through out the CD. Under the Bombs starts off the album with standard drumkit beats and a messy bass guitar accompanied by drowsy vocals that don't do much for a medium paced track. In between Sonic Youth, and the Pixies in a really bad mood their sound is unique but not in the best way possible. The Trios lack of tightness in tracks is their falling shortness but as the CD goes on it does get better, Sounding in a sampler with attempts at fisting up the album Analyse Me it isn't there forte' with a dark brooding tune but a nice little guitar breaking up the track in the middle to pick it up a bit. Unemployed the title track of the album is a slow depressive track with the classic struggling teenage angst, depressive as it is it is a nice electro ballad and goes to show the bands potential to bring out some quality tunes. Welcome to the future is 80's punk rock at its finest, gritty and fast with fast slapping bass and 1's and 2's with the kit getting a workout.
Slow and dull, this trio should stick to the slow ballads and maybe they would gain a more positive outlook on things. Potential is there for some good releases, as they have been signed to the F comm label, with a few more under their belt their progression to tighten up and their sound, could end up with a very distinctive and unique group.
Blur on Valium
01. Under the Bombs
02. ITWFM - The true story of a wannabe
05. Analyse Me
07. Welcome to Your Future
08. 3 MN of Silence (The Cheap Version)
09. BARTOK EST UN TOKARD
Fri / 29 Oct 2004