Ceremony (USA-VA)
Rocket Fire


3.5
great

Review

by Chortles USER (17 Reviews)
September 6th, 2017 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: self-awareness

I don’t think our best memories are ever actually as good as we remember them. Maybe that's an overly jaded view, but I doubt I’m alone here. I think Ceremony believe that too, and that Rocket Fire is their document of proof. It’s all those sun bleached days of summers past, the windows rolled down, the stereo cranked up, the flitters of joy, romance, freedom, catharsis - all viewed through the blurry lens of a faulty prescription. The moment to moment is lost, the details have been forged. Everything which remains has been diluted.

This clouded array is the simple product of two Virginia dudes with guitars, a drum machine, and a healthy dose of influences a la ‘80s heroes (The Jesus and Mary Chain, for one, immediately spring to mind). Rocket Fire is every caustic quality of noise rock channeled into a blend of swirly, cotton candy sweetness - though that’s not to say it doesn’t still retain a nasty snarl in its lip. The duo consistently use a thick, crackling layer of distortion to cleverly mask their infectious hooks (“Marianne”), create noisy rapport (“Never Make You Cry”) or to just tear the whole damn thing apart entirely (“Don’t Leave Me Behind”). The affair is decidedly lo-fi, never allowing us enough clarity to really see what lies beneath the clamor, other than the quietly sparkling guitar and detached vocal melodies that fit snugly within the haze. But, do we really need to know anything more" Rocket Fire is content with obscuring our memories and revising our perception, with choosing fiction over fact, expression over exposition. What we’re left with is all we want, and maybe that’s all we need.



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Chortles
September 6th 2017


21225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hello

Digging: Ishome - Confession

hal1ax
September 6th 2017


11132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dude ... yes.



Love this

hal1ax
September 6th 2017


11132 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Only has 5 rates too :[

Chortles
September 6th 2017


21225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

just part of a fruitless crusade to present COOL alternatives to the new brand new :~|

TheWrenKing
September 6th 2017


1696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

make that 6 !



when i jam

Chortles
September 6th 2017


21225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wren baby ur all i need



ok man i WILL

foxblood
September 6th 2017


9296 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice!

Chortles
September 6th 2017


21225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

holy SH!t hey fox what's up

superluminals
September 6th 2017


948 Comments


Now we just need someone to review black tambourine 😉

Chortles
September 6th 2017


21225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sounds like wishful thinking :~)

superluminals
September 6th 2017


948 Comments


Oh it is and wasn't implying you btw

Just SOME1 1DAY

ZippaThaRippa
September 6th 2017


10419 Comments


Oh shit I haven't rated this yet

Chortles
September 6th 2017


21225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

u know what to do

foxblood
September 6th 2017


9296 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sup dude, glad you reviewed this.

i thought I rated this before as well.

verdant
Staff Reviewer
September 6th 2017


2203 Comments


bootiful lil read u got here frand

Chortles
September 6th 2017


21225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thank you my sweet pal

TheWrenKing
September 8th 2017


1696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

luv this style of gaze

Chortles
September 8th 2017


21225 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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