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C.D. On Songs: Eolune – "Naked In Poems"

May 26, 2010

“Eolune?” you ask? Is the kingdom of Rohan now turning out experimental electro-rock bands? The answer is no. They are from Boston. And, admirably, doing the whole “pay what you want for our record” thing, with a low price of “free.” They’re also busy guys; playing four shows in the next five nights. They start this stretch tonight at T.T. The Bear’s, and our guess is that after hearing this, you’ll want to be there.

Eolune – “Naked In Poems”
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Eolune’s otherworldly appearance aside, one will discover that their sound is semi-otherworldy; with echoes of familiarity bouncing off otherwise totally new sounds. This song has a somewhat dancey pulse that comes to the forefront of the arrangement on occasion. The ringing electric guitars and sparse vocals seem to echo around in a large, dark cathedral, adding flavor and color to the slightly canted sound of “Naked In Poems.”

The sound of this song thrashes about, not constrained by any particular genre or vibe. The guitars normally serve to punctuate the melodic phrase of the vocals, but they don’t “start playing” as much as someone simply lets them loose. I usually abhor name-dropping, especially when one might not be familiar with the names dropped, but Eolune should please aficionados of Allston dance-rockers of yore, Protokoll.

The electric whiplash in this song ranges from in-your-face to as-subtle-as-electric-whiplash-can-be. The beat is gradual – it’s not the classic “four bass hits per moment” beat of a dance-rocker beating you until you dance. This song’s beat slowly tracks you down and takes over, until you find yourself smack dab in the middle of the song, which is, in the end, not a bad place to be.

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To be reviewed in a C.D. On Songs column:

*Be a Boston-based band/artist.

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