The Uniques
From The Dust


3.5
great

Review

by zolar czakl USER (61 Reviews)
February 14th, 2014 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

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. Wild 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 and Webs 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.



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Mort.
February 14th 2014


6497 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh and by the way frip, they had a release under nvmeri last year, dunno what its like though. good review

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Mort.
February 14th 2014


6497 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Czech it"



oh so funny

Azn.
February 14th 2014


5618 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice summary...lol...

TheSpirit
February 15th 2014


18584 Comments


"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."

You completely change what you're talking about here. First you ask what unique means to us, then you go on about stuff like shouting out? Those are two completely different things. Also I've never really found myself going crazy over the sheer uniqueness something has. This really just doesn't make much sense at all

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Mort.
February 15th 2014


6497 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

he Is referencing the song tracks









marcosmce
February 26th 2014


132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nice review. so you listened to their new stuff? gonna check this out.

Mort.
February 26th 2014


6497 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

6 ratings



nice to see i got this some exposure by making you listen to and review it

SeedsofNone
July 18th 2014


336 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh shit man i go wild



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