Monday, September 26, 2011

The Reminding Ideas - House of Weather - Review

Michael Magnum and Matt Soule of The Reminding Ideas will be releasing their debut album House of Weather October 18, 2011 on Orangehand Records. These two gentlemen started the Reminding Ideas as a solution to the plaguing idea of writing songs to please others, whether it be labels, bookers, critics, and whoever became a barrier of creativity to Magnum and Soule. House of Weather is a result of these two gentlemen making music that pushed their boundaries creatively and to make music that satisfied them. but they also intended for their debut to mean something personal and different to each listener.

Matt Soule describes, "Ultimately it's about the Universe, and emotions in the universe. What those emotions are is up to you. It's up to what you hear and how you interpret that. There are parts of the album where it may seem that we think that nothing is going to go well. Rest assured, everything is going to be all right."

Their first track, "Vegetables", on House of Weather is a catchy, interesting little diddy with a bass line that pulses rhythmically. As the track starts to develop and rise it becomes edgy and full of character. Although, the lyrics within "Vegetables" are very interesting I'll let you gather your own opinion when you listen to it. Check it out and its free to download below:

"Vegetables" - The Reminding Ideas by PlanetaryOnlinePR

As a whole the House of Weather is a good effort to be avant-garde with their unique and experimental song structures incorporated with electronic tidbits, layered vocals, classical and hymnal elements. Although, Magnum and Soule pushed their creative boundaries and showcased their experimental efforts and capabilities to stand out I feel it isn't shiny enough for the general population to notice and listen over and over again. "Good Clown, Bad Clown", "This is Where We Breathe" and ""Save the New Day" are good tracks that highlight this debut with experimental compositions and audio drama.

Good progressive effort - 2.5/5.0

Tracklist for The Reminding Ideas - House of Weather:

1. Vegetables

2. Rules for Animals

3. Do You Understand

4. August

5. Swarm of Bees

6. The Remaining Idea

7. Good Clown, Bad Clown

8. This is Where We Breathe

9. Save the New Day

10. I Can Bring You Happiness

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