Dead Science, the / Submariner
Album: Submariner   Collection:General
Artist:Dead Science, the   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Absolutely Kosher Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-10 Pull Date: 2004-01-12
Week Ending: Dec 14 Nov 23 Nov 16
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 14, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah
4. Jun 02, 2006: Rock in a Position
2. May 27, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
Girl with the Unseen Hand
5. Jun 18, 2004: Distraction-Limited
White Train
3. Sep 17, 2006: Anywhere Out of the World
Tension at Pitch
6. Dec 09, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
Girl with the Unseen Hand

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2007-09-25
Dark, sultry, self-conscious post-rock (with vocals); post-rock is a term that has been overused, probably after the first Red Sparrowes album came out. Well this predates Red Sparrowes by more than two years and sounds nothing like that 'post-metal' (my term) outfit. This incorporates elements of noir and jazz, making it playable next to Nick Cave, Spain and Tom Waits (perhaps only the slower tracks would fit next to Waits, as some of this record is VERY energetic). This band seems to be unrecognized among the truly hip for some reason. (Irony works better when you don't put it in quotes).

I like 3, 6, 9 the best as well as 1, 5, 7.

1 long, drawn out, more energy than Waits, 6/8
2 relaxed, you'd hear this at a jazz-club
3 rocking
4 shuffling, relaxed, another jazz-club one
5 slower, classic, fits with Waits, elements of post-rock (rocking and non rocking parts, like Mogwai with vocals, but still, elements of that sultry jazz-club thing).
6 complete balls-out rocking
7 6/8, sparse, ballad, almost country-violin
8 fast, some kind of motif I've heard before but can't place it
9 best track, LONG, but worth the length, F minor, sultry, climactic, I dare not use the term apocalyptic in this case, although the second chorus goes on for almost 3 minutes, much like Spain's 'World of Blue', but better
10 nice little dinner-party ending

Track Listing
1. Unseeing Eye   6. Batty
2. White Cane   7. Girl with the Unseen Hand
3. White Train   8. Threnody
4. The Ghost Integrity   9. Tension at Pitch
5. Below   10. Envelope