Particle Wave / Painting On Shadows
Album: Painting On Shadows   Collection:General
Artist:Particle Wave   Added:Nov 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-08 Pull Date: 2012-03-11
Week Ending: Feb 19 Feb 12 Jan 22
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 15, 2012: Modern Donkey - I Want More
3. Jan 15, 2012: ¡Peligro! Es el pollo diablo
2. Feb 07, 2012: Youth Demographic
Unmoved, Words To Me

Album Review
Deniz Cebenoyan
Reviewed 2011-12-24
Particle Wave/ “Paintings on Shadows” / Self

Dark but upbeat indie rock. Background instrumentation/general sound sort of reminiscent of 80s slightly goth rock - The Smiths, (a less dramatic) Tears for Fears etc. Often evokes The Auteurs too. Sometimes sounds a bit cheesy because of it. Mid-higher pitched male vocalist, very good singer though often understated. Occasionally uses falsetto, which sounds a bit weird for the genre. General take – not a bad song on the album, could’ve done without some of the cheesy synths/guitar solos/vocal flourishes, but the guys are definitely talented.

No FCCs detected. Favorites include: 2, 6, 7

1. 3:38 Ambient sounds, guitars, midtempo, kinda dark. Lyrics almost spoken at times.
2. *2:47 Clean guitar, higher vocals, more electric/distorted chorus. Kind of standard, but really solid.
3. 2:44 Trumpet, vocals a bit more forced, sounds a bit comically dramatic.
4. 2:16 Slighty more “upbeat”, vocals a bit show-tuney during verse.
5. 3:40 Very Smiths-y beginning/background, some slightly cheesy vocal echoes.
6. *2:09 Fun clean electric guitar strummed riff, guitars a bit beachy sounding, nice short number.
7. *3:21 Auteurs-ish sound/melody. Piano, whispery vocals, midtempo, strummed guitar. Great chords/sound in chorus, simple dark turns, well done.
8. 2:25 Heavier rock number, uptempo, distorted guitars.
9. 3:24 Midtempo, piano chords, 80s ish electric guitar solo, slightly crooner-ish lower vocals.
10. 3:01 Distorted echoey electric guitars, midtempo, nice vocals in verse.
Deniz Cebenoyan

Track Listing
1. Burning Senses   6. Words To Me
2. Reborn   7. Unmoved
3. So Far Away   8. Get By
4. Worry Less   9. Coming Thru
5. The Hardest Is True   10. By The Waterside