Entropy (USA-CA)
Four Minds, Fourteen Perspectives


4.0
excellent

Review

by conderfish USER (1 Reviews)
March 17th, 2012 | 11 replies | 5,020 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: who couldn't wub this album anyway?

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

It doesn't matter how many sizes too small your heart is, Entropy will bring warmth to it. Four Minds, Four Teen Perspectives feels like a guilty pleasure. I love jams, mathy post-rock indie grooves, and danc-ey-synths individually but getting all three into one band sounds like a sensory overload. Thankfully these four teens were able to find their individual places in this complex musical painting.

The guitar bass and synth all fill in melodies, rhythms and atmosphere, altering quite naturally. For coming off as so effortless the album has a wonderful sense of composure; the three tonal instruments (guitar, synth, bass) trade with ease between precise time-keeping, cacophony, and melody. They don't step on each others toes nor do they ever all fall into the background.

The boogie is unmistakable, human ears have never heard sounds like these before and upon receiving the signals contained within this album you will be compelled to smile and dance, just a warning (I strongly believe each moment of these tracks has an inherently implicit interpretative dance move that accompanies in it.) These feelings, I have found, do not dissipate, but grow stronger. The band switches from exuberant to genuine all at a moments notice; I can't ruin the story for you but expect a sonic journey, complete with twists between “tracks” as the EP plays out as one composition.

Four minds sounds like it was recorded live; not in a negative sense. The timing isn't maddening, it's just mindwarping. At some points of the album there's a feeling that you've been sent one direction and the timing has gone somewhere completely different but somehow Entropy manages to give you that feeling of “how the hell did that work out?” after some of their more off-the-wall transitions. Like any good album recorded without a click, your ear grows really accustomed to the groove of the track, and you can really anticipate each sound for its placement instead of the tracks sounding odd.

There's room for expansion in this groups sound, and they leave plenty to be explored at the end of “IV”. The synth could have been more atmospheric instead of melodic, but who couldn't wub this album anyway? That being said, I always want another track when “IV” closes, and that is an observation I don't make very often while listening to instrumental music.


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conderfish
March 17th 2012



3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://entropysd.bandcamp.com/
streaming on bandcamp!

xVerschtx
March 18th 2012



45 Comments


"It doesn't matter how many sizes too small your heart is, Entropy will bring warmth to it".

Please tell me that the thermodynamic connection was intentional. If so, that's genius.

Very good review, by the way. I'll definitely spin this.

conderfish
March 18th 2012



3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hey thanks man, and yes the pun was intentional. I was thinking about implying it more heavily but rephrased the sentence last minute. thanks for the kind words!

HypedMerchant
March 19th 2012



329 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Just wondering, is this their debut EP?

lowlierbottle
March 20th 2012



1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yes it is

Leatherneck
March 20th 2012



660 Comments


what does this sounds like?
anything similar you can think of?

(didn't read the whole review, i will later but i think you haven't mentioned any similar acts)

conderfish
March 21st 2012



3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's instrumental indie with post-rock and skramz influence, with a synthesizer. Can't think of a band that fits into that niche, but it sounds a bit like Touche Amore and Japandi had a jam session and for some reason, someone invited their friend to play dance synth. It really meshes quite well though for sounding so off the wall.

Sevhead
March 21st 2012



569 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

glad to see a review for this

Blackbelt54
April 6th 2012



4268 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

On first listen this band sounds pretty original but I wasn't impressed... will definitely listen again though

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 18th 2012



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

didn't like this much on first listen

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2012



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

actually it's pretty cool. sounds like my friends and me when we're jamming. which is sort of good thing but also sort of not. probably a 3/5



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