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Bespin - Single Review: East of Her

07 Sep 2017 // A review by Kerry Kingi
Auckland three-piece and Critics Choice prize winners Bespin return with a new track - East of Her.

The song intro starts with a synthesised sound and a bass with an Interesting effect drawing you in. The vocals come in sounding smooth with generous reverb and sustain effects. Ambient sounds and echo's with a hint of a alternative vibe on this one.

After only listening to this song for a minute, their song takes me on a journey back to the late 90's, the alternative scene of Smashing pumpkins, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains to name a few, I can't quite put my finger on the influence of who I think it sounds similar too. At 1:32 minutes, the guitars start playing a catchy melody line with a dreamy bassline and background chords in a sea of reverb.

At this point of the song I was still having flashbacks and very interested to see where this song was going. It is a slow paced song but it sounds powerful with interesting arrangements and talented vocals. 2 minutes into the song, the drumbeat finally drops and the song is sounding full and well mixed and mastered. 2:50 minutes is my favourite part of the song; there's a bridge that changes the song slightly eventually returning to the original riff, the vocals really shine on this part of the song.

All the elements of this band is on point! There's some strong potential here and I'm looking forward to hearing more from this band in the future.

Review written by Kerry Kingi


Year: 2015
Type: EP

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