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LIGHT SYNDICATE
:: Light Syndicate ::
07 January 2008 / White Label / 10 Trk CD - Dist: Baked Goods
By Emily Slowlie

Not many unsigned bands can pull off a full length album – this ten track affair was being hawked around by Light Syndicate during In The Cityand is now being distributed via Baked Goods. Opening track “10 Seconds To Live” only has about four or five notes in it ; and it sticks on one of those for the first two minutes. It’s a good start though. This is a band who steep their music in post-Radiohead ideas and progressive notions. “Friday Night On Peter St” is a ghostly epic full of trademark OK Computer-isms – “This World Won’t Kill Us” is a really clever and well executed song full of unexpected stop/starts and wondrous middle eight breaks. “Last In Line” is pure Thom Yorke, but it’s so good it’d be wrong to dismiss it purely for that. If anything, Light Syndicate get away quite easily with such a long album. In truth, there are maybe three or four tracks on here that are pretty outstanding. The rest of their songs need perhaps an edge or hook. There’s a run of around three songs that are hard work, purely because of the fact that they don’t go anywhere - but on the whole Light Syndicate conjure up the right emotions and create a canvas of sounds that are hard to ignore.

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