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DateMonthYear - Single/Video Review: March

07 Dec 2017 // A review by Alex Moulton

DateMonthYear’s latest release, March, is a piece of minimalistic beauty. Starting with some simple notes on the keys, the composition rises in energy with the addition of guitars before returning to a minimal output, ebbing and flowing. Focus is on the meandering vocal harmonies that run over the rhythmic rolling bass, with every little guitar riff accenting and complementing rather than deciding the main direction of the track. The slow lackadaisical tempo creates an organic flow of the music allowing natural progression and crescendos, ignoring the usual 3:30 timeframe that mainstream pop rock songs adhere to.

The unhurried but deliberate nature of the music is mirrored by the video that accompanies it. Directed by Bad George, winner of the 48 hour film competition, the footage consists of unending movement until the breakdown of the song; whether the protagonist or the camera easing through the natural environment, the movement is continuous, increasing in speed and aggression in the breakdown of the song. Beautifully shot in high definition, it’s a relaxing way to unwind, and makes me yearn for the summer.


Review written by Alex

 

About DateMonthYear

DateMonthYear are a flexible recording and performing unit based in Hamilton.

DateMonthYear is not a band. DateMonthYear is a way of doing things-the composition, production, performance and marketing of music in the contemporary environment.

DateMonthYear began in 2003 as a single-CD project and grew from there.So far DMY are two CDs down the line, with one on the way.

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Releases

Pot/Kettle/Black
Year: 2008
Type: Album
7 Ghosts
Year: 2004
Type: Album
Sampler
Year: 2003
Type: EP

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