Character / We also Create False Promises
Album: We also Create False Promises   Collection:General
Artist:Character   Added:Dec 2004
Label:Fictitious Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-27 Pull Date: 2005-05-29
Week Ending: Apr 10 Apr 3
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 07, 2005: Megatron Marathon
What You Are in the Dark
2. Apr 01, 2005: Strange Attractor
Die in a Woman's Lap

Album Review
Micha S
Reviewed 2005-03-23
Character- We also create false promises

Instrumental Post-Rock. Mixes electronic music (including use of theremin), grange-y guitars (or more like Jeff Beck's), and rockabilly. Tracks go from slow and pastoral to mid tempo Indie-Rock-ish (often in the same track). I liked tracks 4, 5, 6,10 and the second half of 11. 7 is also interesting. Beware of dead seconds at track ends (Tracks 1,4,6,8).

1) Electronic, trippy, going from simple pastoral sound to grange-y, more complex sound.
2) Lo-Fi weird keyboard melody begins, guitar joins-in. More pastoral (SpaceLab style)
3) Moves back and forth between a distorted Jeff Beck guitar and more pastoral parts.
*4) Slow. Moody guitar and bass.
*5) Fast, grange-y, with a weird theremin. Gong influences at the end.
**6) Delicate and soft- acoustic guitar, with an electronic dove cooing in the background. Moving between dark and pastoral with the aid of a theremin and delicate touches of acoustic percussion.
*7) rockabilly guitar with a B movie atmosphere.
8) monotoneous loops with a bass joining-in very gradually leading to a mid-tempo piece. At the end ~10 dead seconds.
9) Guitars, bass, electronic sound effects in the background. A simple theme repeated with various instruments (including the theremin and vibraphone) with variations.
*10) Lo-Fi slow and dark piece. A bit more experimentalist. ~8 seconds of quiet in the end.
*11) Begins with Bassínídrums + guitars / keyboard. Kind of standard. Becomes fast towards the middle and then becomes droney and trippy.
-Micha S

Track Listing
1. What You Are in the Dark   6. While Clamming in New Jersey
2. Lakeview Annex   7. Don't Tell Winston
3. Progressive Democrat   8. In Nine
4. Passionate Gun Love   9. Get Handsome
5. Die in a Woman's Lap   10. Flag Is Out
  11. Quality