Wednesday 6th of October 2010
Divided by the Atlantic ocean, Sean Dunlop and Jamie Radford combine via email to create the songs for These Curious Thoughts; and this record contains three such compositions.
'Sun Burns Holes' is the avant garde daybreak for the record, which is worlds apart from the other songs on the record. It has phased beats jet planing beneath some intriguing guitar work and the vocal is similarly twisted with effects.
From the electro-alternative of 'Sun Burns Holes', to the acoustic guitar and piano of 'Collapse', which sounds like a lost Placebo flip-side (for those who never heard the songs that backed Placebo's singles, there were lots of dramatic acoustic songs such as this).
'Arctic Heart Attack' is a gentle indie-pop tune with a pleasing beat in the chorus and a chilled aura throughout.
These Curious Thoughts are something a bit different. They are unlikely to be performing live any time soon, but they sound fine on record!
Author: Michael Beck
Found in: Record Reviews
We rated this record 3 out of 5.