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Hard Wired review of Never Get To You

April 1, 2009

With this latest EP, the Australian duo of Aaron Potter & Daniel Brunet have finally released a worthy follow-up to their fine debut album Aeon & marks an important step forward for them. The problem with the Aeon Expand EP that followed the album was that, with only one original track on offer, it didn't really give the listener any real idea of what the band are about but with three new tracks to get your teeth into here, this is a far better bet, especially when it's of such a high standard. The title track, for example, 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 have always quoted as an influence & who 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 bear new musical facets in their wake. Even better, though, is 'Forgotten Dreams' which marries dreamy chords & pacey Drum n bass 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 close the album on a lively note (Charles Fenech seems to be acting as the same kind of patron saint to up & coming Aussie bands as Tom Shear is for American ones!) In many ways, the importance of this EP cannot be underestimated, it certainly came at just the right time as the high standard of the new material should give the duo a renewed impetus as they make their way towards bigger & better things.

Rating: 7.5/10 (75%)

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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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