Give My Remains to Broadway - It Will All Be Red
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I’ve a feeling that this is gonna be a song that resonates with people who really appreciate kick drums. You may ask, “Mr. Brutal Resonance, why is this a song that will resonate with people who really appreciate kick drums?” I’m so glad you asked. It’s because the first thing that shot at me when I clicked the play button on Bandcamp was a gargantuan kick drum that not only serves as the main focus of the single, but also as the bassline. This isn’t an egregious error by any means necessary, but it does throw the mix off a bit as everything else is thrown into the background, including the vocals, the guitar, and the synths. This primary beat is also a bit overblown, a bit crunchy, and this is coming from me listening to the single via three different sources; my headphones, my speaker, and my Bluetooth buds at the gym.
What lies underneath the kick drum from this Toronto-based darkwave project is what you’d expect from a modern darkwave project. Twangy guitars, ethereal synths, and deep gothic vocals that seem to be the go-to choice for darkwave / post-punk projects. The next phrase I say a lot, I know, but it’s the truth: this isn’t revolutionary but it is serviceable for the scene they’re entering.
I think the last sentence I typed up sums up Give My Remains to Broadway fairly well; a serviceable band for the darkwave scene. Not by any means revolutionary, certainly not the most unique based on this song alone, but they do have an ear for production. Just get a better mix next time and try to break the mold a bit.
Jan 28 2024
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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