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Saturday, December 29, 2012

ANGELS & AIRWAVES / Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal EP [2012]

Playing like an afterthought of Angel & Airwaves' LOVE album and feature film, the 2012 EP Stomping The Phantom Brake Pedal closes the first chapter of the band's career.
Broken up into 2 discs, the first part (The Score Evolved) is an impressive and fascinating reworking of the unreleased score from the film, arranged to form lengthy wordless songs of visual grandeur and beauty.  While the less impressive second disc (LOVE Re-imagined) is a collection of great to mostly boring remixes of songs from the album.  With the addition of Nine Inch Nails' drummer Ilan Rubin to the mix, AVA's sound has changed quite a bit and makes me curious to see what they come up in their next chapter. 

3 servants to the sky out of 5

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