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Junius / Junius
Album:Junius Collection:General
Artist:Junius Added:10/2007
Label:Radar Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-01-06 Pull Date:2008-03-10 
Week Ending:9 Mar3 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 07, 2008:Lost and Found
Hiding Knives
2.Jan 30, 2008:Brownian Motion
From The Isle Of The Blessed

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2008-01-02 
Heavy rock with a brit-pop undertone in the vocals and guitars, like if Isis or Pelican had a gun put to their heads and were forced to collaborate with U2 or The Cure. Searing spaced reverby looped/echoed chiming guitars and long phrased desperate male vocals. Epic soaring choruses are prevalent as are heavy tom tom based drum beats and drop tuned bass. Somber tones despite the heavy rock feel. Super epic, lush, lovely.

1) hit quality: drop tuned bass heavy beat to start, dark emo minor toned feel, with epic melodies and choruses, including a dramatic breakdown in the middle
2) heavy driving triplet rhythm, epic as all hell in the vocal turnarounds and choruses
3) almost a noise onslaught of bass juxtaposed with a pretty simple guitar tone/melody, subliminal vocals and use of gated reverb give this briefer one a more experimental quality
4) vocals figure up front more, a tad more “accessable”, shifts to a gallop later on
5) cleaner brit pop feel to first half, like the band subtracted of its heaviness, New Romantic feel of Ultravox or the Bunnymen, heaviness crashes down midway
6) U2 feel fer sure, not in a bad way mind you, but just pretty minimalist guitar pluckings and driving bass and drums and nicely placed vocals, with the quintessential 80’s high hat beat kicking in mid way to boot, don’t despair, the fuzz boxes get kicked in before the end
7) slightly mathy beat, guitar plucking melodies, epic soaring parts, near instrumental
8) chimey guitars and more soaring epicness

Track Listing
1.[Elan Vital] 6.[The Annunciation]
2.Hiding Knives 7.Blood Is Bright
3.From The Isle Of The Blessed 8.A Word Could Kill Her
4.[Elan Fatale] 9.In The Hearts Of Titans
5.Forcing Out The Silence 10.At The Age Of Decay