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"Cd Baby Review"

Attempting to place an album like this in any firm category would ultimately prove to be futile, and finding something to compare it to has become a daunting task as well. So, it goes without saying that this isn't your run-of-the-mill experimental rock record. Here's the breakdown: there's a singer/composer (and I get the vibe he does plenty of other stuff), a guitarist, two drummers, a cellist, a viola player, and a chap handling the double bass. The music they put together with those instruments is, not surprisingly, slightly classical in nature, but by experimenting with tones and composition, they find effective ways to embrace quiet darkness, fill the sound with a palpable nervous energy, and take seemingly standard arrangements and suddenly turn them inside out and upside down. All of this, coupled with the trembling, frantically emotive vocals, adds up to a collection of songs that will not only beg you to listen to them repeatedly, but also to study them carefully. - Cd Baby


Discography

2005: Armed Angels, Frustrated Youth, the Art of Self-Deceit and Music Industry

2009: He & She, Angry Enough to Keep Loving in the Dark Ages

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2L8 is the project of K the Clown and a team of collaborators and musicians based in Thessaloniki, North Greece.
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The 2L8 debut "Armed Angels, Frustrated Youth, the Art of Self-Deceit and Music Industry" (Poeta Negra Records, 2005) made a major impact on both critics and public in Greeece. Most reviews considered it as a "masterpiece" and described it as a document of contemporary musical expression, as the debut of the year! Post punk, pop, rock, hardcore, post rock and at the same time nothing like that.

"HE & SHE, Angry Enough to Keep Loving in the Dark Ages" (Inner Ear Records, 2008) is 2L8's second release. All the songs in the album jump in a ritualistic way, without the insistence in a specific musical form, that means there is a balance between post-rock and minimalism. The bursts of guitars, the sharp stringed instruments, the gloomy atmosphere and the opera vocals introduce a fanciful and lyrical work. All these elements in combination with the fine-crafted production create an avant-garde piece of music.

CD BABY review:
Attempting to place an album like this in any firm category would ultimately prove to be futile, and finding something to compare it to has become a daunting task as well. So, it goes without saying that this isn't your run-of-the-mill experimental rock record. Here's the breakdown: there's a singer/composer (and I get the vibe he does plenty of other stuff), a guitarist, two drummers, a cellist, a viola player, and a chap handling the double bass. The music they put together with those instruments is, not surprisingly, slightly classical in nature, but by experimenting with tones and composition, they find effective ways to embrace quiet darkness, fill the sound with a palpable nervous energy, and take seemingly standard arrangements and suddenly turn them inside out and upside down. All of this, coupled with the trembling, frantically emotive vocals, adds up to a collection of songs that will not only beg you to listen to them repeatedly, but also to study them carefully.