Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Motion Picture Soundtrack - Departure


From ‘the heart of the garden of England’ (Canterbury) come Motion Picture Soundtrack and their new EP, ‘Departure’.

Over the last 18 months these perfectionists of euphoric pop have been working on their debut album, ‘The Shapes We Fear Are Our Own’, in Copenhagen, London and the US, grafting with the likes of Hugh Jones (I Am Kloot), Dan Austin (Doves, Massive Attack) and Bob Ludwig (Radiohead).

Title track of this three song EP, ‘Departure’, reveals a dark sound and a theatrical feel with soaring melodies and heartbroken lyrics (“I feel your love every time I rewind) perfectly displaying the sonic energies this band are becoming known for.

The problem is that it isn’t fantastically futuristic enough to get you in a sticky mess and by the time ‘Faults Of A Realist’ gets into full flow you’ve had your fill and after a few more listens it merges into an over indulgent and over produced bag of epic mediocrity.

Released 7/9/9

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