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Side-Line review of Never Get To You

March 13, 2009

With this latest EP, the Australian duo Aaron and Daniel finally release a worthy follow-up to their fine debut album 'Aeon', which is an important step forward for them. The problem with the 'Aeon Expand'-EP that followed the album was that, with only one original track, it didn't give the listener much idea of what the band was about. But this latest EP has three new tracks for you to get your teeth into. This is a far better bet, especially when the title track is a fine piece of dark melodic electro that should appeal to any fans of Depeche Mode, FLA (the vocals continue to pay homage to Bill Leeb!) or Dismantled, who the band has always quoted as an influence. Dismantled also again lends a hand with a rhythm-heavy remix while the 'Pask.Requiem'-version makes the most of its extended duration to build from its ambient opening via a variety of rhythms that continuously unveil new musical facets. Even better, though, is 'Forgotten Dreams' which marries dreamy chords and quick paced d'n'b rhythms which came as a massive surprise to me, in fact, I thought it was a remix at first! Another fine piece comes in the shape of 'King Of Kings' (a cover, it seems) that benefits from some nicely expressive melodic work while Angel Theory inject a good dose of dancefloor potential into the title track to bring proceedings to a lively close. This EP came at just the right time, as the high standard of the new material should give the band a renewed impetus as they make their way towards bigger and better things.

Rating: 7/10 (70%)

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The new album "Surfacing" is now available

Empty - Surfacing

A breath of badly needed fresh air.

- Rick Gallo (Arable Farmland - Chicago, USA)

Complex and melodic, with an underlying current of desperation.

- Charles Fenech (ANGELTHEORY - Melbourne, Australia)

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