Spend Life by Make More

1. Best End 02:36 – Immediately reminded of something I like – Built To Spill maybe?
2. Dead Hands 02:32 – Is this the first song again?
3. Bare Fangs 02:49 – Slowing down, some vocals.  Superchunk, after they went shit (or as everyone else seems to think, got better!)
4. Mediolanum 02:04 – The goth track.  Still, better than the Cure.
5. Loose Tombs 02:01 – Awesome – guitar starts off like Fried Milk era Tar Babies!
6. Less Deaths 03:14 – Reminds me of some Chinese indie rock that I’ve heard.
7. Future Ruins 03:13 – A nice Mascis blazing guitar riff at max volume would improve this. Do it!
8. Festering Legacy 02:26 – Noting a lack of dynamics sound wise after 8 tracks.  Solid mixtape stuff but maybe will grow like a My Dad is Dead album?
9. Spend Life 03:11 – The slow closer – goes all right.

Score: 6

Worth listening further: Yes


THREE ANGLES by Io Monade Stanca

1. Biricchino sarai tu 04:20 – Some nice Polvo type bass – interesting composition.  Good so far!
2. 90 gradi 01:54 – Interesting again – along with the cover I’m feeling hints of Rudimentary Peni’s religious themes.
3. Telefilm 03:52 – The third track slow burner.
4. Momra Rusia 02:38 – Things have definitely dropped off pace wise. This could go anywhere.
5. Va tutto bene é tutto bellissimo 04:35 – Prog rock meets math rock.
6. Tamarrismi 00:47 – Curiously this doesn’t seem like it is going to be filler.
7. Ma grandmere est mechant 05:05 – Morbidly curious guitar intro.
8. Un giro in bici 04:43 – These songs are obvious slow builders – perhaps in anticipation of the last track which is sure to be killer right?
9. Vivaldi 04:42 – Well – it’s a glam rock drum beat – could be the intro to ‘I Love Rock ‘n’n Roll’.  Let’s hope not!

Score: 8

Worth listening further: Yes