Review Summary: A very unique EP...
What does “unique” mean to you? Does it make you go wild, or does it make you shout out? To me, it makes me melt into the mud and grit. This unique EP, From The Dust
, easily available on Bandcamp, showcases three men’s ability not only to craft catchy pop tunes, but flavor them with inaccessible themes.
An intriguing mixture of indie pop, progressive rock, as well as hints of math rock, The Uniques brought forth their first release to a decent amount of popularity (albeit only in their homeland of Slovakia). The Slovakian trio used said mixture along with classical orchestrations and synth beats akin to house music, most evident in Mud & Grit
however, blends a progressive sound with synthpop melodies. That's the strongest point of From The Dust
, the fact that most of the tracks have a rather varied sound that makes each track unique. One particular issue is while the EP is highly original in composition, it unfortunately drudges along and lacks of energy in some spots; these spots have the spirit, but clearly not the feeling. Dungeon
continue onward in a more synthpop direction, and even has vague similarities to 1980s post-punk such as The Cure.
Amongst all the dreck found on Bandcamp arose this little gem, and while it’s not the greatest thing in the world, it surely is good enough for anyone to try, and is highly accessible to say the least. From The Dust
shows potential that’d be expanded on in future releases, and hopefully, The Uniques (now known as Nvmeri) are here to stay for a long time.