cd reviews - April 19, 2010
4 out of 5 Stars
The Lost Patrol follows up it's Midnight Matinee (2008) album
with more brilliance on their new Dark Matter album. With Dark Matter,
they continue their gothic roots that reach into the realm of Cocteau
Twins with well-played shimmery guitars, and the honeyed voice of Mollie
The songs on this album offers hints of rockabilly, especially
on it's classic "In Your Blood" track. But talent like this
is restless and often finds itself crossing borders. On their perfected
'60s-like song, "Before I Go," they deliver a contagious and
authentic primed-for-radio track that is simply memorable.
However, is is their intro to "Leading The Blind,"
which reminds greatly of the opening to The Moody Blues' "Nights
In White Satin," that got me wanting to hear them do a cover of that
very song. The Lost Patrol is a talented band that could pull this off.
Regardless of intro reminescences, this song is crafted '80s brilliance.
I truly like this band and have them on my radar. They are self-produced
and simply the kind of band that delivers on every song in very talented
and inventive ways. Yes, they're influenced by period music. But they
pull it off as if they originated from those timeframes and that's a rare
Dark Matter is an accomplished album by this dream pop band that
knows exactly how to make a strong album. Definitely worth your attention.
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