Clever Girl
No Drum And Bass in the Jazz Room


4.5
superb

Review

by GhostOfSarcasticBtrd USER (8 Reviews)
December 4th, 2016 | 132 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A Bite-Sized Dose of Reserved Joyfulness.

Taking their name from the iconic Raptor scene in Jurassic Park, the short-lived outfit Clever Girl only saw enough daylight to create this lone EP before disbanding. True to the nature of the aforementioned beast, the musicians cunningly construct an intricate and layered soundscape that features exceptional technical skill and emotive playing on behalf of the whole crew. Everything present here is crisp, clean, and precise; an absolute must to ensure that the experience never becomes jumbled despite the pace.

Those familiar with the likes of This Town Needs Guns or American Football will find themselves largely at home with the math rock style that dominates the release's four tracks, although the tone and mood established on No Drum And Bass in the Jazz Room is overwhelmingly distinct. While the former bands both feature vocalists and less reliance on wind instrumentation, Clever Girl is entirely instrumental save for a momentary group vocal shout in the introductory song. Instead, the saxophone fills the shoes, and this trade-off allows the band to skirt two of the potential pitfalls of the genre for many listeners: the melodramatic, contrived lyricism and accompanying polarizing vocal performances. Likely in significant part due to this decision, the quick 22 minutes is kept predominantly upbeat, with a joyful, yet measured atmosphere highly conducive to listening at lower volumes while going about your otherwise mundane daily activities; a quiet cheerfulness to keep you positive and productive.



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GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
December 4th 2016


6264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9INO6a3LkWw



^^^ Full stream.



Intentionally kept this super brief cause I don't feel this is one to overwrite... those who listen / have listened probably understand why.



Mainly just wanted to get a thread going for this as it seems to have passed under the radar for most here.

Tyler.
December 4th 2016


17516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Niiiiiiiiice

Tyler.
December 4th 2016


17516 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks for reviewing this

Iamthe Nightstars
December 4th 2016


2816 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

BAH DAH BAH BAH!

TheSpaceMan
December 4th 2016


12385 Comments


Pos'd cuz raptors

TheSpaceMan
December 4th 2016


12385 Comments


which also doesnt need to be capitalized in the review (:

Shadowmire
December 4th 2016


5118 Comments


pos

Deathconscious
December 4th 2016


23001 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

damn, someone finally reviewed this.

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brainmelter
December 4th 2016


6692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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brainmelter
December 4th 2016


6692 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

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MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2016


10123 Comments


[2]

SmileNerd
December 4th 2016


495 Comments


Very different from your last review in that it's much more concise; but I think the album warrants it, as it is too concise

have a pos

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2016


10123 Comments


Sounds like TTNG and has a saxophone

I'm intrigued.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 4th 2016


57021 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

where's the fuckin cool album cover

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macman76
Staff Reviewer
December 4th 2016


2122 Comments


the two 1.0s for this are from alts

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2016


10123 Comments


Haven't listened and I already know it can't be a one.

Asdfp277
December 4th 2016


21698 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

if this ain't trap i will be pissedt

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 4th 2016


10123 Comments


It's trip hop get your facts straight

Sinternet
December 4th 2016


20782 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

why does this have the wrong art

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AsleepInTheBack
December 4th 2016


6045 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

fuck yes, finally got a review, good job.



also I've seen it with both album arts, I'm pretty sure this is the art they use on their band camp.



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