Film School
alwaysnever


4.5
superb

Review

by Qwe Qwetherington USER (6 Reviews)
December 14th, 2009 | 61 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The following is the only piece of literature known to man with the word "girt" in it bar the Australian national anthem.

He’s finally up. Fuck his head hurts. It really hurts. Last night was huge. He doesn’t remember any of it, but he knows it was huge by the size of the throbbing in his head. He tells himself that he’ll never do that again. He gets up from his mate’s couch and manages to pick his way falteringly through the wreckage of the living room.

God what the fuck did I do last night.

He makes himself a double shot of espresso. The sound of the grinder nearly kills him. Padding his way upstairs to the bathroom, he notices a discarded CD case lying on the landing. Alwaysnever. Cool cover.

Aah that’s better. He dries himself with a slightly mildewy towel. It’s the best he could find. He looks for a change of clothes.

Oh fuck, sorry.

Probably shouldn’t have looked in the bedroom at this time. Doesn’t matter just keep your clothes from last night. Time to go-OWCH.

It’s not too bad, just a few small cuts. Aw man the plastic’s all cracked and shit. If I take it, he’ll probably never notice. Yeah that’s a good idea.

He’s walking home (it’s only a couple blocks); his foot hurts and he’s freezing his balls off. He probably shouldn’t have spent the car fund on that Phuket holiday with the girlfriend. Don’t think about that bitch now, you’ll only depress yourself. There are basically no leaves left on the trees, and the ones on the ground are fast losing their burnt lustre.

At home he sits down. He stays there for about an hour just sitting, almost making a point of not doing anything. It’s not like he has anything to do. He decides to go wash up properly, with a proper towel. He springs to his feet.

Postural Hypotension. His head swims and his vision dims at the sides. You idiot, why’d you get up so fast.

When he opens his eyes his head is resting on the cracked CD case. He suddenly wants to hear it. He spends a good half hour sifting through junk until he finds his Discman (he doesn’t have a computer anymore). His head STILL hurts like hell. He runs to the toilet and is sick.
He brushes his teeth with his headphones on. He doesn’t play the music yet though. He gets into some comfortable clothes: baggy pants, a loose-fitting shirt and a big jacket. He opens the door and presses play, then he walks.

“Ms. Connection” gets into his head. The soft crooning vocals girt by fluffy guitar blanket him. Everything is soft. The percussion is soft, the guitar wails are soft, the chords are soft. Electronic notes dapple the soundscape as he walks. It’s cold but he doesn’t really mind anymore. He keeps listening, walking. Guitar melodies are so catchy that he immediately walks in time with their rhythm. Swirling falsettos wind their way around these melodies, and jangly strumming can be faintly heard in the background. The atmosphere is so relaxed. He finds himself not smiling, but rather slackening. He veers off his path as the violins in "P.S." begin. As the electronic wailings in the background and violin melodies exchange sonic prominence, their weavings are punctuated by sparse percussion and guitar pickings. Catchy guitar fuzz signals the end of the song and also – fittingly – of his walk.

He sees an old swing hanging from a tree branch over orange leaves. Deciding that would be overly cliché of him, he instead opts for a park bench. As the melancholy piano begins he doesn’t close his eyes either, he just sort of looks - at trees, at the ground, at the woody textures in the bench or the different patterns people’s shoes have made in the muddy ground. The piano is joined by vocals and bubbling electronic sounds, and eventually by percussion. The music suddenly halts and his breath catches.

As the music comes to a climax nothing tremendous happens. The vocals get louder and higher and the instruments more substantial until it’s over. His head doesn’t hurt anymore. His foot doesn’t either. He's fine with his life at the moment. He’s not worried about the broken CD case, nor troubled by all that girl shit. At this point he doesn't mind not going anywhere.

He’s all good man. It’s cool. Everything’s cool.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
qwe3
December 14th 2009


21368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah it's not as good as the other one but it made me wanna write about it so i did.



jingledeath
December 14th 2009


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

me likey, gonna listen to this in a bit

SlightlyEpic
December 14th 2009


5780 Comments


awesome review is awesome, awesome EP is awesome. it makes me feel all relaxed and calm inside.

qwe3
December 14th 2009


21368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks bros. ep is so fucking good.

Minus The Flair
Emeritus
December 14th 2009


862 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

autobiographical review?

qwe3
December 14th 2009


21368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it wasn't intended to be, but i think there's a personal element in there regardless that i couldn't separate from the review

Minus The Flair
Emeritus
December 14th 2009


862 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

definitely cool stuff either way, and obviously the album is shit hot

qwe3
December 14th 2009


21368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks man

PuddlesPuddles
December 14th 2009


4787 Comments


God daaaam I keep forgetting to get this

Interesting stuff qwe, pos'd

EVedder27
December 14th 2009


6088 Comments


This is alt rock? Oh I am so on that. Anways enjoyable read pos'd.

BigTuna
December 14th 2009


5161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good review, great EP. Is any of their full length stuff good?

Digging: Hans Zimmer - Interstellar

qwe3
December 14th 2009


21368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

cheers guys.
yeah you def needa get this guys it's phenomenal

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
December 14th 2009


15743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i thought you didnt like this? who am i thinking of

edit: never mind it was someone else

BigTuna
December 14th 2009


5161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Some bitch.

qwe3
December 14th 2009


21368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i don't know if their full-length is as good. i've heard it isn't so i'm kinda hesitant to check it out. i prob will end up soon though

BigTuna
December 14th 2009


5161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, same here. I might just be content with the EP. I play it every night. It's just not as tangible in the day for me.

qwe3
December 14th 2009


21368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah that's actually kind of the same for me, although it's still brilliant in the day time.

Phantom
December 14th 2009


8930 Comments


is this a true story?

it could be a film MAN

qwe3
December 14th 2009


21368 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i'd need to go to FILM SCHOOL for that man

thebhoy
Emeritus
December 14th 2009


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Man, this was kinda the way I was gonna review something, but my idea is slightly different. My idea is based off a book, and the name is strangely escaping me at the moment, where the author has to write about a scene at a symphony. It's a Beethoven symphony so he describes it by telling a story about goblins underground. It's awesome.

Oh, and two awesome reviews for this, Imma Gunna check this out.



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