Systems Officer / Systems Officer
Album: Systems Officer   Collection:General
Artist:Systems Officer   Added:Jun 2004
Label:Ace Fu Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-30 Pull Date: 2004-10-31
Week Ending: Oct 10 Sep 19 Sep 12
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 05, 2007: Scatterbrain Radio
Forever this Cyanide
4. Sep 16, 2004: Hello Kitten
Systems Officer
2. Apr 15, 2006: Scatterbrain Radio
Forever this Cyanide
5. Sep 09, 2004: Hello Kitten
Desert / Sea
3. Oct 07, 2004: Fiction Romance
Desert / Sea
6. Sep 09, 2004: Hello Mister Peebles test
Desert / Sea

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-12
artist: systems officer
album: systems officer
label: Ace Fu

Clean, well-produced indie-pop strongly reminiscent of the Flaming
Lips. Enigmatic lyrics with images of failed revolution, regret, and
memory. The production is so clean and well-engineered that it
sounds commercial at first. If this EP had been recorded on a
four-track in a bus terminal, would it be more indie? Solo project of
Zack Smith, formerly of Three Mile Pilot and Pinback. Recommend
tracks 2 and 3. No FCCs.

1) 120 bpm. clean guitar, bass, flaming lips vocals, bell-like synthesizer.
2) 180 bpm "Systems officer" more synthesizer, four-square drumming,
unobtrusive but tasty guitar playing. Interesting change in character
half way through the song.
3) 90 bpm. Low guitar or bass intro, quiet, mellow vocals
4) 108 bpm. Piano, plus usual usual instruments; later synthesizer.
5) 66 bpm. Very much like flaming lips. Not that that's bad.

Alex D.

Track Listing
1. Forever this Cyanide   3. Signature Red
2. Systems Officer   4. Desert / Sea
  5. Hael